In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

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Government program assists older persons and adults with disabilities remain in their own homes by helping to pay for services such as:
- Housecleaning
- Meal preparation
- Laundry
- Grocery shopping
- Personal care services
- Accompaniment to medical appointments
- Protective supervision for the mentally impaired

*IHSS allows care receivers and their families to choose who to hire to provide services, including relatives or friends.


See website for local contact information by county

Caregiver Eligibility: 


Care Recipient Eligibility: 

Multiple requirements:
- Any adult age 65 and over
Disabled or blind persons of any age
- Must be low income (eligible for Medi-Cal)