Current Assessment Approaches and Domains Used by Three HCBS Programs in California


This paper was produced as part of California’s uniform assessment stakeholders work group by academic partners from the University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Francisco. It describes the current assessment approaches and assessment content for the In-Home Supportive Services program, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program, and Community-Based Adult Services.

Date Updated: 09/25/2013

The purpose of this memo is to support the development of a universal assessment instrument (UAI) in California by describing how the state currently assesses adults within three of its home and community-based services (HCBS) programs. These programs are: In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Community-based Adult Services (CBAS), and the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP).