The Area Agency on Aging serving Napa and Solano (AAoA) will cease to provide services on June 30th 2018.
Please understand that CDA will be contracting directly with AAoA’s same service providers, where possible, starting July 1, 2018 to ensure continuity of services. If you have questions or concerns, please call the toll free information line at (800) 510-2020. This phone number will continue to work after the closure of the AAANS.
Here is how each program will be impacted:
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) This program serves low income seniors who receive Medi-Cal benefits, who are at risk of nursing home placement. Choice in Aging, a private non-profit or has contracted to provide MSSP services in Napa and Solano Counties after July 1st 2018. We expect that there will be no break in services, and that we will continue with existing staff. Although we cannot enroll any new participants at this time, your continued referrals are very important. In July, we will need to enroll as many participants as possible, as quickly as possible. Although the timing seems a little strange, this is a great time to refer people to MSSP. Click this link to refer clients to MSSP.
Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) This program provides support services to family caregivers by providing case management, respite and other services, to eligible participants. Currently the scope of FCSP activities is reduces, services will be provided by AAOA through June 30. It has not been determined who will provide this program after AAOA closes in Solano County. In Napa County, these services will continue to be provided by Collabria Care (707-258-9080).
Information and Assistance (I&A) I&A coordinators connect individuals to resources by telephone. In Napa County, this service is provided by Collabria Care (707-258-9080) and they will continue to provide this service for eligible participants in Napa County. In Solano County, AAOA provides I&A services and will continue to do so through 6/30/2018. It has not been determined who will provide this service after June 30th 2018.
Caregiver registry Connects people with private pay caregivers, and maintains a list of interested caregivers. In Napa County, this service is provided by Collabria Care (707-258-9080). AAANS provides this service in Solano County. It has not been determined who will provide these services after June 30th 2018.
Case Management (Title III-B) This program provides case management services to seniors over sixty years of age. In Napa County, Title III-B case management continues to be provided by Collabria Care (707-258-9080). AAOA has provided Title III-B case management in Solano County, and it is as yet undetermined who will provide those services as of July 1st 2018.
Health Promotion (Title III-D) Health Promotion provides evidence-based programs to residents of both Napa and Solano counties. The AAoA is the Health Promotion contractor through June 30, 2018. Effective July 1, 2018, Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging will provide these services in Napa/Solano counties. Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging can be reached at (707) 565-5931.
Outreach, Community Education & Public Information (Title III-B) These programs help inform and educate the community on available programs, rights, benefits, entitlements, and health and wellness information, as well as identifying potential clients and caregivers and making them aware of the items listed above. The AAoA is the contractor for these services through June 30th 2018, it is as yet undetermined who will provide these services as of July 1st 2018.
Long-term Care Ombudsman Napa This program provides services related to quality of care and quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities. Senior Advocacy Services in Petaluma is hosting the Napa County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Senior Advocacy Services can be reached at (707) 255-4236.
Long-term Care Ombudsman Solano This program provides services related to quality of care and quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities. This is a contracted program of AAoA. The provider can be reached at (925)685-2070.
Indirect Services In addition to the above, AAoA administers and monitors a range of indirect services that provide meals, legal services, social reassurance, and transportation. You are likely unaware of AAoA’s relationship with these providers. Please understand that CDA will be contracting directly with AAoA’s same service providers, where possible, starting July 1, 2018 to ensure continuity of services.
Providers and service recipients will receive a follow-up notice prior to 6/30/2018 with the latest information about these changes. The management and staff at AAoA appreciate all your support over the years, and through this difficult time of transition.
AAoA Board of Directors
We can help with the following needs:
- Congregate Meals
- Home-Delivered Meals
- Support for Family Caregivers
- Adult Day Care and Caregiver Respite
- Caregiver Referral Registry
- Caregiver Permit Program
- Care Management Programs
- Health Promotion Programs
- Legal Assistance
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Medicare Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program
- Senior Centers
See our Services page for more information.
Are you at risk of being placed in out-of-home care?
The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) is a long term care coordination program for seniors 65+ who have Medi-Cal with no share of cost, which can help you to live independently in the community and avoid nursing home care. Click the MSSP Referral button to complete a referral form and have our staff contact you!
Napa Caregivers Must Have Permits
In Napa County, all individuals providing care for compensation are required to undergo a background check and obtain a permit. The regulations governing these permits were slightly changed with Ordinance #1406, which went into effect on January 1st, 2016. You can apply for a permit, check a caregiver’s permit status, or obtain further information at NapaCaregivers.org.
|Information and Assistance
Our staff can help you understand your benefits and connect you with appropriate programs and services in your community. The AAoA Senior Drop-In Center is the hub for resource information and service delivery. For more information about the Center and its Info-Van please see our Services page.