In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
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This publication is to help you review, and, if necessary, challenge reductions and/or elimination of your In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) hours. This publication contains the following attached worksheets to help you obtain the information you need in order to prepare for a fair hearing:
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).
In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) can help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. Personal care and domestic services are examples of IHSS services. The county decides how many hours you get for the services. You can disagree with IHSS about the number of hours. This pub is a step-by-step guide to help you prepare for a hearing about hours. It has a worksheet so you can figure out how many hours you should get.
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.