In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

View the IHSS brochure (PDF) for more information. The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS include:

  • Accompaniment to medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping
  • Housecleaning
  • Laundry
  • Meal preparation
  • Personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming, and paramedical services)
  • Protective supervision for the mentally impaired
  1. Apply
  2. Eligibility
  3. Becoming a Provider

To apply for In-Home Supportive Services, please complete the application (PDF) and first page of the Health Certification (PDF). Your Licensed Health Care Professional (LHCP) will need to complete the second page of the Health Certification. Fax them to 916-787-8922, ATTN: IHSS Intake and call the Placer County Adult Intake number at 916-787-8860 or toll free at 888-886-5401.

Report Public Assistance Fraud

To Report Public Assistance Fraud, including IHSS, please call 916-784-6180.