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As a CalOptima Health member, you may qualify for CalAIM Community Supports!

What are Community Supports?

Community Supports are services that can help you with more than just your basic health needs. You may qualify for Community Supports based on eligibility criteria. Services address:

  • Finding stable or safe housing
  • Accessing healthy food
  • Transitioning back to your home
  • Getting support in your home
  • And more!

Community Supports Flyers  Download the flyers to learn more about Community Supports.

Community Supports Referral Form  You can also talk to your primary care provider, call us toll-free at 1-888-587-8088 (TTY 711) or refer yourself for Community Supports by filling out this form.

What Community Supports are offered?

1. Housing Transition Navigation Services

Helps members to find housing including but not limited to conducting a housing assessment, developing a housing support plan, searching for housing and securing housing.

2. Housing Deposits

Helps members establish a basic household with funding for one-time costs, like a security deposit, setup fees/deposits for utilities, one-time cleaning, furniture or/or other goods.

3. Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services

Helps members stay safe and stable in a home once they are housed. This can include education on the rights and responsibilities of the tenant and landlord, coaching on developing and maintaining a relationship with the landlord, and ongoing support with activities related to household management.

4. Recuperative Care (Medical Respite)

Provides members with short-term residential care when they need a safe place to heal from an injury or illness, but no longer need to be hospitalized.

5. Short-Term Post-Hospitalization Housing

Provides members who do not have a residence and who have high medical or behavioral health needs with the opportunity to continue their medical/psychiatric/substance use disorder recovery immediately after exiting an inpatient hospital, residential substance use disorder treatment or recovery facility, residential mental health treatment facility, correctional facility, nursing facility, or recuperative care.

6. Day Habilitation Programs

Assists members in acquiring, retaining and improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in the member’s natural environment.

7. Medically Tailored Meals

Provides members with medically tailored meals or groceries following discharge from a hospital or nursing home to meet their unique dietary needs.

8. Sobering Center

Offers an alternative for members who are found to be publicly intoxicated or otherwise under the influence of drugs, to enable them to avoid an unnecessary emergency department visit while still providing a medically safe place for them as the effects of the substance(s) wear off.

9. Personal Care and Homemaker Services

Assists members with activities of daily living, such as bathing or feeding, and instrumental activities of daily living, such as meal preparation or money management.

10. Respite Services

Provides services and support to caregivers of members to allow them to rest or take a break.

11. Environmental Accessibility Adaptions (Home Modifications)

Makes physical adaptations to a home environment that are necessary to ensure member health, welfare and safety, or enable members to function with greater independence in the home and avoid institutionalization.

12. Asthma Remediation

Makes physical modifications to a home environment that are necessary to ensure member health, welfare and safety, or enables members to function in the home and remediates acute asthma episodes that could result in the need for emergency services and hospitalization.

13. Nursing Facility Transition

Helps members transition out of nursing facilities and back into a home-like, community setting.

14. Community Transition Services

Allows members to live in the community and avoid further institutionalization.

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