We take great pride in offering a wide array of essential programs and services designed to enhance the well-being and life quality of our older and dependent adults.

Nutritional (Food) Programs


Home-Delivered Meals

The Home-Delivered Meals Program is designed specifically for home-bound individuals. This valuable program not only delivers nutritious meals, but also serves as a mechanism to check up on clients, thereby providing an additional safety inspection and furthering the ability for them to remain home. Although the Home-Delivered Meals Program does not require participants to pay for meals, a donation ranging between $1.75 – $3.00 per meal, is appreciated.

For more information and services, please call 1 (800) 510-2020

Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) Providers

Congregate Meals

Congregate Meals meeting USDA dietary guidelines are offered to mobile older adults at meal sites such as senior centers, or parks, throughout Los Angeles County. The meals are provided by contracted service providers.

In many cases, these lunches provide the only social outlet for those in attendance and an avenue where valuable relationships are formed. Though not required, a donation ranging between $1.75 – $3.00 per meal is appreciated. The Congregate Meals Program is part of the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP).

For more information and services, please call 1 (800) 510-2020

Congregate Meals Service Providers
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Dietary Administrative Support Services (DASS)

This program oversees the food production of the various vendors providing nutritional meals for home-bound individuals and on-site locations. Menu development, food production, safety, and sanitation requirements must be in compliance with the standards required. DASS also provides nutrition education for Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) participants.

Emergency Food Assistance Program

AD also provides food assistance to families, older adults and other individuals at community and senior centers including select congregate meal sites through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Click on your closest service center link below to learn more.


CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL)

This program provides free diet and nutrition seminars designed to improve the knowledge, behaviors, and environment of culturally diverse low-income older adults who frequent Congregate Meal sites. The program also encourages active lifestyles and healthy food choices within a limited budget. We are currently offering both in-person and virtual seminars.

For more information and services, call 1 (800) 510-2020.

CalFresh Healthy Living Providers:
Consulting Nutritional Services
(310) 954-5410


Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

This program provides support to unpaid caregivers caring for older adult relatives, or to older caregivers of younger family members. The purpose of the program is to help minimize the negative emotional, physical, and financial consequences of unpaid family caregiving.

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides local advocacy services arising out of complaints and concerns of residents in skilled nursing and licensed board and care facilities. This valuable program has five (5 regions in Los Angeles County) offices managed by regional coordinators and a 60+ volunteer staff, all certified by the State and overseeing 2000 facilities.

This valuable program provides the quality of life for our older adult residents in out-of-home care facilities and serves as a mediator for residents and families.

For more information or services, call (800) 510-2020 | (800) 334-WISE (9473)


New Freedom Transportation Program

The New Freedom program provides transportation and mobility management services, sensitive to the needs of seniors and adults with disabilities, to enhance quality of life, maintain independence, and improve their overall health and well-being. As more Los Angeles County residents grow older, the independence of owning a vehicle becomes less possible and more dangerous. As people grow older they need to start asking: “How will I get to life-sustaining and life-enriching destinations when I can no longer drive myself?” Please use our site to learn more about the AD New Freedom Transportation Program.


Los Angeles County and L.A. Found provide assistance to caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism and other cognitive impairments.

Los Angeles County is proud to partner with Project Lifesaver to help locate a loved one who goes missing, in addition to providing resources for community support services. Through L.A. Found, we can provide a Project Lifesaver tracking bracelet at no cost to at-risk individuals.

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Linkages Program

The Linkages Program provides comprehensive care management that serves and links older individuals with a full range of appropriate services. The goal of the program is to prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization of at risk individuals by promoting and maintaining independent living for frail older adults, adults with disabilities, and residents of residential care facilities who are scheduled to be discharged within 30 to 60 days from the date of the referral.

Services provided include:

  1. Intake Screening
  2. In-Home Assessment
  3. Annual Reassessment
  4. Care Planning
  5. Informal Support Services
  6. Arranged Services
  7. Purchase of Services
  8. Case Monitoring/Follow-up

For more information call (800) 510-2020

Linkages Program Providers

Adult Protective Services Home Safe Program

The Adult Protective Services (APS) Home Safe Program provides APS clients who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless with short term services that may include housing stabilization, security deposit, rental assistance, and reunification/relocation assistance.

For additional information. Call (213) 880-4154,
Email apshomesafe@ad.lacounty.gov or click here for more information.

Mary Peña holds the keys to her permanent home in West Covina, April 13, 2023. A City-County collaboration, supported by the BOS-approved CCOGIHS fund, is helping residents of tiny villages move into permanent housing. (Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
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Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services (APS) provides a system of in person response to reports of abuse and self-neglect about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the older adults who may be victims of abuse.

If you are concerned that someone you care about may be the victim of abuse, don’t be silent.  LA County Adult Protective Service team provides a system of in person response, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. REPORT IT NOW!

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The Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.
The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

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