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The In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS) provides in-home services to people who are blind, disabled, or over the age of 65 so they can remain in their homes safely. Services range from assistance with household chores to personal care and paramedical services
You have reached the county of Nevada in California. To become a care provider or receive services in the state of Nevada, you would need to contact the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services office in your area.
Carson City 775-687-4210
Las Vegas 702-486-3545
IHSS services include:
The Nevada County Public Authority maintains a list of contracted IHSS care providers. Community care providers, friends, neighbors, and relatives can provide services as well.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) are financed by state, county, and federal funds. Depending on your countable income, you may have to pay for a portion of the cost of services. This is known as "share of cost."
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be eligible for up to 283 hours of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) each month. A county social worker will conduct a needs assessment to determine what services you need and how many hours you qualify for based on State guidelines.
You must be receiving or eligible for Medi-Cal. After Medi-Cal eligibility is determined, a county social worker will come to your home to conduct a needs assessment to determine the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and hours you need. Call or visit the local office to request an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) application.
After the needs assessment, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) will contact you to let you know if you have been approved or denied. If approved, you will be notified of the services and number of hours authorized. If services are denied or you disagree with the number of hours authorized, you have the right to appeal. The appeals procedure is outlined on the back of the notice you receive.
No. If you live in an assisted living facility or a nursing home, you do not qualify for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). If you plan to live on your own in the future, you can apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to begin after your move.
You, the recipient of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), are responsible for hiring, firing, and supervising your caregiver.
Yes, but you must be receiving or eligible for Medi-Cal. Call or go to your County Welfare Department to get a Medi-Cal application.
Yes. You can hire relatives, friends, neighbors, and other caregivers to provide you with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) services. They must register with the Public Authority.
Yes. Your In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver can assist you with medications and accompany you to medical appointments.