Services provided range from assistance with household domestic chores to personal care such as dressing, bathing and paramedical. The program is often seen as an alternative to assisted living or nursing facilities.
If an individual meets the financial and medical eligibility criteria, a county social worker will conduct a “needs assessment” in home interview to determine the type of assistance that individual requires and the number of hours that will be paid for by IHSS.
IHSS Recipients may qualify for up to 283 hours of service per month. The service hours then assigned to the Providers (employee) based on the amount of hours work with the Recipient. These assigned hours paid to the Provider by IHSS at that counties current IHSS rate.