Community Care Services
Available Services Include:
BCHD’s Care Management is available for older adults (60+) and disabled (18 - 59) adults living in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach. Care Management provides confidential in-home visits and assessment along with recommended care plans from a professional social worker. Links to related community services are also available.
Peer Counselors are highly trained paraprofessionals who listen and help beach cities residents aged 60 or over and disabled adults share their feelings and sort out their thoughts.
Older and disabled adults who have difficulty leaving their homes benefit from having a trained, friendly volunteer make weekly social visits. These visits provide stimulation, companionship and something to look forward to, when they might otherwise have little social interaction.
The Errand Volunteer program helps older adults who are homebound or can no longer drive maintain their independence. Trained volunteers can drive clients to the grocery store or pharmacy, or even do their shopping for them.
Talking with others experiencing similar challenges can be extremely beneficial, and BCHD offers support groups for all ages. Individuals have the opportunity to regularly discuss challenges with others who can personally relate. Most support groups are free of charge, with the exception of those that require a nominal fee to cover related materials.
MoveWell In-Home Exercise
BCHD’s physician-approved MoveWell In-Home Exercise program helps older adults become stronger, healthier and feel better through simple, safe and easy exercises. An exercise specialist visits to determine which exercises would be most beneficial; then a trained volunteer is matched and provides weekly in-home visits and phone calls to provide support.
Individuals diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia and their care partners benefit from an eight-week psycho educational support group. Two licensed mental health clinicians facilitate each session, and participants receive:
- A physician presentation to assist participants with understanding the information they have received from their personal physician and assist them with enhancing their ability to communicate with their physician
- A presentation from the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to discuss clinical trials
- An attorney presentation to discuss legal paperwork and future planning including Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances
- A notebook full of resources, referrals and pamphlets to assist participants in accessing community based services and social support
To learn more about any of the programs and services listed above, please call 310-374-3426 and ask for the officer of the day.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Avenue, Third Floor
Redondo Beach, CA 90277