Seniors

Seniors

Tulare County HHSA is committed to bringing help and resources to the platinum generation living here in our county. Through specially built programs and events, our goal is to help anyone, of any age, to live a happy, healthy life.

Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services

The Adult Protective Services program has the serious responsibility of responding to reports of dependent adult abuse or neglect. There are no fees related to this assistance, and income and property are not considered in relation to services offered.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program pays for services that enable aged, blind, and disabled individuals to continue living safely in their own homes, and avoid or delay the need for nursing home care.

Legal Services for Seniors
Legal Services for Seniors

The Senior Legal Services program provides free legal information and advice to help Tulare County seniors deal with the most common legal issues confronting adults age 60 and over and caregivers age 55 and over.

Multi-Purpose Senior Services
Multi-Purpose Senior Services

Tulare County Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) nurses and social workers work with you to coordinate care and obtain services and items to improve your health and safety and enable you continue to live in your home as you grow older.

Nutritious Meals for Seniors
Nutritious Meals for Seniors

The Senior Nutrition Program provides tasty and nutritious lunches for seniors (age 60 and over) at several locations throughout Tulare and Kings counties. We also deliver meals to the homebound who cannot cook for themselves.

Public Guardian
Public Guardian

The Public Guardian takes charge of the personal care and finances of a person who has been found by the court to be incapable of taking care of him- or herself.

Senior Information & Assistance
Senior Information & Assistance

The Information & Assistance program is your gateway to finding senior services in Tulare County. We provide quick information and referrals to local services as well as guidance on state and federal services.


Agency News

Local Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for COVID Recovery Funds

Local Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for COVID Recovery Funds

The County of Tulare invites local non-profit organizations to apply for one-time State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for eligible project activities or programs that help Tulare County residents and the community respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. The application period is now open and will remain open for 30 calendar days, closing on October 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

Over the last two years, the WIC program has undergone major changes to modernize its services. This modernization has enabled the program to enhance the services it provides to the community and find strategies that improve access and close equity gaps.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

On July 16, 2022, we in Tulare County will join the rest of the United States in beginning to use the 988 dialing code. 988 will be the new three-digit number for calls (multiple languages), text, or chat (English only) that connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.