In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
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This publication explains elimination of the proration of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) protective supervision services as a result of Disability Rights California’s advocacy.
The purpose of an assessment and reassessment is to determine what services you need and how much time you need to receive IHSS services in order for you to remain safe at home.
The State Legislature required the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to reduce its budget by 174 million dollars for this fiscal year (2011-2012), in addition to the required 334 million dollar reduction effective July, 2009.2,3 As a result, there are changes to the types and amounts of services that regional centers can purchase. This fact sheet describes the 2011 changes to the use of Supported Living Services (SLS), any exemptions to those changes, and what will happen if the regional center wants to change your services.
This Manual is a joint project between Disability Rights California and Justice in Aging, and replaces the “In-Home Supportive Services Nuts & Bolts Manual.” The IHSS Advocates Manual is geared towards attorneys and advocates.
This publication tells you what to do if you live in a facility and want to move home. IHSS gives services to help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. The publication tells you what to do if the county will not take your application for IHSS.
This publication is for people who receive In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) and the people who provide their care. This publication contains information about how to request an exemption to the maximum number of hours that some providers may work each month in the IHSS and WPCS programs. With an exemption, providers may work up to 360 hours per month.
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.
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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 for people who, due to a mental impairment or mental illness, need to be observed 24 hours per day to protect them from injuries, hazards, or accidents. An IHSS provider may be paid to observe and monitor a disabled child or adult when the person can remain safely at home if 24-hour supervision is provided.
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.
IHSS gives services to help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. IHSS decides how many hours you get for the services. This pub tells you how the county figures your monthly hours. It lists the steps the county goes through and gives examples.
IHSS gives services to help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. The county decides how many hours you get for the services. They do this by visiting you at home and assessing what you need. After you get IHSS, the county can make unannounced home visits. This pub answers questions about unannounced home visits. It tells you about what to do if you need help.
This publication explains how federal and state overtime laws affect In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) or Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) providers who work more than 40 hours per week.