4170 Department of Aging
Program Descriptions


This program includes oversight of the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) program. CBAS is a community-based day health program that provides services to adults 18 years of age or over who are at risk of needing institutional care due to chronic medical, cognitive, or mental health conditions and/or disabilities. CDA certifies CBAS centers for participation in the Medi-Cal Program. Under a 1915(c) Medicaid home and community-based services waiver, MSSP provides health and social care management to prevent premature and unnecessary long-term care institutionalization of frail adults aged 65 or older who otherwise would be placed in a nursing facility.