Living in Los Angeles County requires taking special health precautions to protect yourself and those around you. Wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as it is mainly transmitted from person to person. The City of Los Angeles website provides information on the county's requirements and recommendations for the use of masks in enclosed public spaces. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health offers a variety of services to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being for older adults. These services include crisis interventions, mental health consultations, follow-ups, referrals, and training and outreach activities on mental health and wellness.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department can also conduct a safety and welfare check on a person who is not known or seen within a reasonable period of time. The Department of Mental Health also provides mental health assessment, treatment, and case management for adults aged 60 and over. Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for older adults available in Los Angeles County parks, such as healthy meal programs, outdoor activities, and clubs for the elderly. The Health Housing division of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services provides housing and services to people with complex medical and behavioral health conditions. This division also offers numerous health promotion and disease prevention resources on lifestyle modification, nutrition, physical activity, and the health of older people. Finally, there is a free health program for doctor visits, emergency room visits, and prescription drugs available for low-income older adults who are not eligible for any other health coverage or insurance.