Home Health

APLA’s Home Health program offers in-home services to individuals with symptomatic HIV/AIDS who need assistance to maintain independent living. The program provides in-home health care, including nurse and social work case management, as well as support such as attendant care, homemaker services, and psychotherapy. Other needed services may be provided directly, or coordinated by the case management team. Services are available in English and Spanish.

Services are paid for by Federal Ryan White funds, Medi-Cal reimbursement, Los Angeles County grant funds, and private and/or foundation giving.

Description of Services

  • ASSESSMENT
    Clients will be evaluated for their physical, psychological, social, environmental, and financial status to determine their service needs. A face-to-face re-assessment will be completed on a regular basis.
  • REGISTERED NURSE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Clients will receive home visits based on their condition on a regular basis. The Nurse Case Manager provides medical case management, patient education, assistance with treatment adherence, and oversees the care plan with regard to medical and personal care needs.
  • SOCIAL WORK CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Clients will receive counseling assistance with psychosocial, financial, housing, and related concerns. The social worker may visit in conjunction with the nurse case manager, or during separate appointments.
  • ATTENDANT CARE SERVICES
    Clients may receive assistance by an in-home health aide or nurse assistant certified by the California Department of Health Services. Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN), the attendant will provide personal care (bathing, grooming, etc.), and comfort care.
  • HOMEMAKER SERVICES
    Clients may receive assistance by a homemaker who will assist with general household activities and in the maintenance of independent living.
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY
    Clients may receive the services of a subcontracted psychotherapist to assist with their emotional and mental health needs related to living with HIV/AIDS.

What Are the Requirements?

  • Client must be a resident of Los Angeles County.
  • Client must have HIV/AIDS with current symptoms related to HIV/AIDS or treatment of the disease.
  • Client must have a California licensed physician provide a medical diagnosis form certifying their current HIV status within 45 days of enrollment. We will assist clients in obtaining this from their doctor.
  • Client must meet criteria set by the service provider, the County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs, and the State Office of AIDS Guidelines. This may include a functional needs assessment, reasonably safe and stable housing, have a physician willing to take responsibility for medical care, and other criteria depending upon funding source and service provider.

What Are the Costs?

There are no client costs associated with the services of this program.

For more information, please call 213.201.1426 or send an email to hh@apla.org.