Want to apply for IHSS services?
Could you benefit from In-Home Supportive Services? Want to take advantage of Homebridge’s services?
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a California government benefit program. In San Francisco, the County’s Human Services Agency oversees the administration of IHSS Services.
IHSS provides assistance to income eligible aged, blind, and/or disabled adults so that they can remain safely in their own home.
Apply for In-Home Supportive Services in San Francisco in three ways:
Website, click here.
In-person: Visit the Department of Aging and Adult Services Benefits and Resource Hub at 2 Gough St., Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Call: 415.355.6700 or 1.800.510.2020
If eligible, an IHSS social worker will determine:
What types of services the consumer needs. Things like:
Personal Care: grooming, bathing, toileting, dressing, moving in and out of bed;
Domestic Care: cleaning the home, laundry, preparation of meals;
Paramedical Care: bowel and bladder care, wound care, injections, nebulizer, catheter change, range of motion exercises, etc.
How many hours the consumer needs according to State guidelines.
The best way for each consumer to receive home care.
Most use friends or family as providers
Some use the SF IHSS Public Authority to find a provider
Some are assigned to contract mode, provided by Homebridge
Contract mode is typically used by a consumer who is unable to manage his or her own services.
In San Francisco, IHSS consumers must be assigned Homebridge’s services and are unable to independently become a Homebridge client.