The In-Home Supportive Services program provides services to eligible people over the age of 65, the blind and/or disabled. The goal of the IHSS program is to allow you to live safely in your own home and avoid the need for out of home care. Services almost always need to be provided in your own home. This could be a house, apartment, hotel, or the home of a relative. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or meet all Medi-Cal income eligibility requirements, you may be able to receive IHSS services. IHSS is a Medi-Cal program and is funded by federal, state, and county dollars.
To learn more about IHSS, click here for a fact sheet from the California Department of Social Services.
The Department of Developmental Services dedicates a section on their website to IHSS services. It includes fact sheets, eligibility information, helpful hints and resources. Visit this section by clicking here.
A great resource for IHSS is PASC, Personal Assistance Services Council. PASC is the public authority for In-Home Supportive Services in Los Angeles County. It was established by the County Board of Supervisors in 1997 with the main goal to enhance the IHSS program. PASC is a great resource. Be sure to visit their website for current information, assistance and videos to assist you as you navigate the system. Click here to visit their website.
Disability Rights California also is a great resource for individuals seeking or using IHSS services. They have materials that can be downloaded and guides for individuals to use when meeting with IHSS. They have even developed a manual that includes regulations and guidelines for you. Please visit their website to see their resources by clicking