In-Home Supportive Services

Overview

In-Home Supportive Services

The In-Home Supportive Services program, IHSS, assists low-income older adults and people with disabilities with in-home care in order to help them remain safely and independently in their homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities. IHSS services may includes domestic services such as housework, meal preparation and laundry, personal care services and accompaniment to medical appointments. More than 467,000 individuals use the IHSS program to remain safely in their homes.

Presentation

1991 Realignment Presentation

This presentation on 1991 Realignment was given to the CWDA Board on February 10, 2017 as primer for understanding the impacts of the proposed IHSS MOE Elimination in the 2017-18 budget. 

Budget Priority

Oppose Ending CCI, County IHSS MOE & Shifting IHSS Collective Bargaining to Counties

CWDA and several other county associations, including CSAC, oppose dismantling the CCI, the county IHSS MOE, and shifting IHSS collective bargaining to counties as proposed by the Administration that would resul in more than $623 million in increased county costs above the amount that counties are dedicating to their current MOE obligations in 2017-18. The following letters outline our collective concerns.

Coalition Work

CWDA Works with Coalitions on IHSS Issues

CWDA is working with two coalitions to address two IHSS budget proposals: 1. the implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act as it applies to IHSS, and 2. opposition to the Administration’s proposal to adjust the county IHSS Maintenance of Effort for all increased costs of contracts in counties in the contract mode.

Forms/Guidelines

IHSS Inter-County Transfer Form

This form provides for standard information when transferring and receiving IHSS cases between counties.