Protective Supervision: safeguard from injury for persons with mental impairments
Domestic: meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, and taking out the garbage
Transportation: driving to medical appointments and accompaniment
Personal Care/Non–Medical: bathing, feeding, and toileting
Paramedical Tasks: assistance with medications, bowel and bladder care, or catheter insertion
If you are a California resident and receive Medi-Cal benefits, you may be eligible for IHSS.
Eligibility is assessed with an evaluation regarding whether your child needs the services it provides to stay safely in your own home as an alternative to out-of-home placement.
To qualify for IHSS, you must complete an IHSS application and provide many pieces of documentation that will need to be submitted accurately.
How to Apply
Gather all documentation to prove your child needs assistance, and fill out the application form.
Once IHSS receives your application, a caseworker will be assigned to conduct a needs assessment of your home and your child’s physical and mental capacity in order to determine what he or she can and cannot do.
After the needs assessment, the IHSS caseworker will contact you and let you know if you have been approved or denied the service.
To find out more about In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), contact the California Department of Social Services at (800) 952-5253. CDSS supports programs that serve more than eight million people across California, including IHSS.
IHSS offices in Southern California
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Burbank (888) 822-9622
Chatsworth (888) 822-9622
El Monte (888) 322-2204
Hawthorne (866) 512-2856
Lancaster (888) 822-9622
Metro (866) 512-2857
Pomona (866) 465-0905
Rancho Dominguez (888) 896-0044