PLACER COUNTY IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
11512 B Avenue
The In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) allows limited-income elderly, blind, or disabled people to hire someone to help them with housework, meal preparation, and personal care. With this help, the IHSS recipient may remain safely in their home and will not need to move into a care facility or an institution. The IHSS program is funded by federal, state, and county resources. The IHSS recipient chooses their care provider, supervises the provider's work, defines how tasks will be completed, and can fire the provider if necessary.
The IHSS program pays providers to provide personal care, such as:
- feeding and bathing
- household tasks such as laundry, shopping, meal preparation, and light housecleaning
- protective supervision
- certain paramedical services ordered by a physician
IHSS does not pay for the following services:
- general gardening or yard clean-up that does not present a hazard
- feeding, cleaning up after, or exercising a pet
- moving/lifting heavy furniture, boxes, etc.
- washing windows
- transporting anyone but the IHSS recipients
- paying bills
As the IHSS recipient: You can only ask your provider to perform those tasks that the IHSS caseworker has authorized. In addition, you should never ask your provider to work more than the maximum number of hours the caseworker has authorized.