San Diego Aging & Independence Services

Address:
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 206
San Diego, California 92101
United States
phone:
view phone800-510-2020
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Description

AIS is the only single public or private organization in the county that combines so many services for older adults and disabled persons under one umbrella -- and mostly at no charge to county residents who use the services. Aging & Independence Services has experienced significant growth and change since it was established as an Area Agency on Aging, beginning with a staff of three in 1970 and a budget of $100,000. The organization is now part of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Services provided by Aging & Independence Services or through contracts with community-based organizations include five areas of focus:

Information Services: The gateway to assistance
Home Based Services: Bringing care to the door
Protection & Advocacy: Ensuring the right to safety and dignity
Health Independence Services: Promoting wellness
Community Enrichment: Enhancing quality of life

AIS provides a wide range of services, including information and access, advocacy, coordination, assessment, and authorization of direct services. Direct services are provided through contracts with vendors and agencies, and include in-home support, respite care, meals (senior dining centers and home-delivered), health promotions, legal assistance, adult day care, transportation, educational opportunities, employment, money management, and counseling programs. In general, if a San Diego resident is older or disabled, at risk of institutionalization, is low income, and/or needs help in arranging for appropriate services, AIS can probably help. The array of services available allows the agency to coordinate services effectively.

Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm