The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ALL IHSS APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS:
WHERE TO GET HELP:
To apply for IHSS, complete a application and submit it to the local county IHSS Office.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT IHSS:
For more information regarding the IHSS program visit the California Department of Social Services online at www.cdss.ca.gov or your local county In Home Supportive Services office provided below: