In-Home Supportive Services
On March 19, 2013, the Department of Social Services and Department of Health Care Services announced an agreement with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) beneficiaries and labor organizations to resolve several class action lawsuits involving the IHSS program. The agreement resolves the dispute between the state and plaintiffs in the Oster v. Lightbourne and Dominguez v. Schwarzenegger lawsuits.
For further information on this settlement refer to the In-Home Supportive Services Settlement Agreement Information page.
In-Home Supportive Services Plus State Plan Option (IHSS+)
The IHSS Plus Waiver was converted to the IHSS Plus State Plan Option Program September 2009. The IHSS Plus Program pays parents or spouses to provide services to qualified Medi-Cal recipients. Eligibility for program participation includes persons who are 65 years or older, blind, or disabled who might be placed in an out-of-home care facility. The program allows participants to receive services at home.
Services provided through IHSS include: housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired. Services can be provided by a parent, a spouse or a caregiver. Recipients may qualify for the option of receiving advance pay and restaurant meal allowance.
For further information, refer to Department of Social Services.