In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
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If you currently reside in a nursing home, hospital, or other facility and would like to move home, counties are required to process your application for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).
This guide is to help you prepare for the county IHSS worker’s initial intake assessment or the annual review. This guide will also help you represent yourself and others in fair hearings when there is a dispute about the number of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) hours you need.
IHSS gives services to help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. This pub tells you about getting IHSS hours for help getting to the doctor. It also tells you if you can get IHSS hours for doctor trips for a child.
This pub tells you about IHSS “paramedical” services. It tells you how to ask for them. These are tasks such as sticking a needle in your arm or taking your temperature. It also requires judgement by the person doing the task. This means they have to make a decision based on training by a doctor or follow doctor’s orders.
IHSS gives services to help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. This pub gives you details about what the county does to stop IHSS fraud. An example of IHSS fraud is when a provider bills for services they did not provide for you. This pub tells you what to do if you think the county is not doing it right or is discriminating against you.
“Protective supervision” is an IHSS service. It is to help if you need, because of your disability, watching 24 hours per day so you are not injured. This pub tells you who can get it and how to get it. It tells you what to do if the county does not give it to you.
“Protective supervision” is an IHSS service. It is to help if you need, because of your disability, watching 24 hours per day so you are not injured. This pub tells you how to divide “protective supervision” hours. You have to divide the hours when an IHSS worker gives it to two or more people living in the same house.
There are different Medi-Cal programs to help people with disabilities and seniors stay in their homes. These programs can help them return home from places like hospitals and nursing homes. This pub gives you information about these programs. It tells you what to do if you need help getting one of the programs.
If you request an IHSS state fair hearing, this pub tells you how to ask for a hearing in your home. You can ask for this when you cannot attend a hearing because of poor health.