The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program is a federal, state, and locally funded program designed to provide assistance to those eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals who, without this care, would be unable to remain safely in their own homes. IHSS provides services according to the IHSS recipient’s ability to perform daily activities, and can include feeding, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, laundry, shopping, meal preparation and clean up, respiration, bowel & bladder care, moving in and out of bed, rubbing the skin (to prevent skin breakdown), accompaniment to medical appointments, paramedical services, and protective supervision.
IHSS recipients are responsible for locating their own independent providers, for hiring and supervising their independent providers, and for firing the independent provider if the services are not performed according to the client’s specifications. Additionally, Public Authority Services by Sourcewise maintains a registry of individuals available to work as independent providers.
To be eligible for IHSS, you must be receiving Medi-Cal, be blind, disabled, or 65 years of age or older, AND be unable to live at home safely without help. If you are not currently receiving Medi-Cal, please contact the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency’s Assistance Application Center (877) 962-3633 for further details about Medi-Cal eligibility.
IHSS Social Workers determine if you qualify for IHSS by assessing your functional need for specific services and by identifying the amount of time to be allotted for the performance of services. Depending on the amount of your monthly income, you may be required to pay a share of cost for these services.
To apply for IHSS, call the Santa Clara County IHSS offices at 408-792-1600 and provide the following information:
CALL THE IHSS MAIN NUMBER 408-792-1600/1-866-668-2412 or FAX 408-792-1601:
CALL 1-866-376-7066 FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT OF PROVIDER CHECKS
IHSS Social Services
1888 Senter Road
San Jose, CA, 95112
IHSS Social Services
P.O. Box 11018
San Jose, CA, 95103-1018
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