Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social Work


Seniors' needs are not being met. In California, 54.6% of elders need assistance in routine care, and 20.9% of elders need assistance in personal care (Kietzman & Chen, 2022). The causes are elders cannot take care of themselves, individuals are neglected, and limited insurance or finances. The outcomes are physical health decline, institutionalization in a nursing facility, and premature death. Health Projects Center is a non-profit organization that offers community programs to assist seniors to live and age in their homes independently. The capstone project is a needs assessment to determine if the clients are receiving services from the Multipurpose Senior Service Program by gathering data through a survey. The expected outcome is to implement changes that would meet the seniors' needs. Information was provided to the agency on 12 clients surveys and how their needs are not addressed. Recommendation for the agency is that this project needs to continue to address the needs of elders.