In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides homemaker services in the person’s home that may include bathing and dressing, personal care, shopping, laundry, feeding, meal preparation, and other household chores. It is intended to support people to remain in their own home and be an alternative to out-of-home care such as nursing homes or board and care. Services are provided by independent providers. People who may be eligible for the program are those who currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or who would be eligible for SSI except for their level of income. The program is managed by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and services are paid for by the State of California. To apply for IHSS services, call the local DSS office to request an application.