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In-Home Supportive Services

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IHSS provider

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IHSS program at-a-glance

program summary
IHSS providers help individuals with household and personal care services.
The services are free to county residents who are fully eligible for the program.
Providers are considered employees of the recipient. A Provider can be a family member, a friend or anyone who has completed the enrollment process through the Public Authority.
Eligibility criteria to receive care
You are blind, live with a disability or are 65 years of age or older.
You must live at home in Santa Clara County.
You must have Medi-Cal. Apply for Medi-Cal.

Our range of services

Some services (tasks) we CAN help you with:
  • Light household chores (domestic services)
  • Meal preparation and clean-up
  • Bowel and bladder care
  • Ambulation
  • Routine laundry
  • Dressing
  • Shopping for food
  • Bathing and hygiene
Some services (tasks) we CANNOT help you with:
  • Paying bills
  • Moving furniture
  • Reading mail/documents to you
  • Watching TV
  • Fixing things in your home
  • Outside entertainment
  • Caring for your pets or service animals  
  • Providing care when you are hospitalized
IHSS provider helping client

Suspected IHSS Fraud

Woman helping an elder in her home

IHSS annual report