Assistance with activities of daily living for IHSS recipients
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An In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provider is employed by the IHSS recipient to perform authorized services under the IHSS Program.
An IHSS recipient may hire anyone (i.e., family member, friend, or referral) who meets the IHSS provider enrollment requirements and who can meet their authorized needs.
The types of care may include:
- Domestic Services (general household chores); Meal Preparation and Clean-up; Routine laundry; Shopping for food or other necessary items.
- Non-Medical Personal Care Services (i.e., bathing, dressing, assistance with walking or transfer; feeding, etc).
- Medical Accompaniment: Transporting a recipient to and from authorized medical appointments may be authorized for an IHSS recipient who needs assistance with an IHSS authorized task either in transit to/from or at the location of the appointment with the health care professional.
- Special Circumstances: In some circumstances, the recipient may be authorized for services such as Heavy Cleaning, Yard Hazard Abatement, Protective Supervision, Teaching and Demonstration, and Paramedical Services.
Please note: The type of care and other services are limited to the recipient’s authorized program services.