Kern County Aging & Adult Services

Aging & Adult Services Divisions and Programs

Care Programming

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Provides a variety of in-home services that permit aged persons and persons with disabilities to live in their own homes safely and maintain their independence to the extent they are able.

Programs include:

  • The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides services to assist eligible aged or blind persons or persons with disabilities who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance.
  • The Supported Individual Provider (SIP) staff support care providers by processing paperwork for new providers and answering questions related to pay, hours, Workers' Compensation, and taxes.

Adult Protective Services

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Provides services related to the safety of elder and dependent adults, including:

  • Investigation of suspected neglect and abuse of elder and dependent adults
  • Case management, emergency shelter, and in-home care protection
  • Conservatorship services
  • Outreach services

Programs include:

  • Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) Conservatorship provides Conservatorship for the person and/or estate of an individual determined by the court to be "gravely disabled" due to mental illness.
  • Public Guardian Probate Conservatorship provides Probate Conservatorship services when a conservatorship or guardianship is required and there is no one else willing or qualified to serve as conservator.
  • Outreach programs provide socialization and stimulation to individuals that are isolated and alone. The programs utilize community volunteers to make regular contact with this specific population and act as advocates on their behalf.

Social Programs

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This division serves as a gateway to services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Programs include:

Senior Nutrition

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This division provides various nutrition-related services.

Services include the following:

  • Provides daily noon meals, social activities and information clearinghouse services in a congregate setting for senior citizens aged 60 and over       List of centers      Menus      Transportation
  • Cooks and coordinates the delivery of meals to homebound seniors aged 60 and over, under the direction of a physician
  • Acts as liaison, as needed, to direct seniors to other emergency services/providers

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