The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides homecare
services to Medi-Cal eligible aged, blind or individuals with
disabilities, including children, to assist them to remain safely
in their own homes as an alternative to out-of-home care.
IHSS is the largest home and community-based program available in
California. It is a core component of the state’s long-term care
system. Some special needs individuals who may qualify for IHSS
services are: children with disabilities, hospice patients, and
hospital discharge patients.