Are you an elderly, blind, or disabled individual who needs assistance to remain safely in your home? If so, you may be eligible for the Orange County Public Home Support Services Authority (IHSS) program. This program is a mandatory statewide program administered by each county under the direction of the California Department of Social Services. It provides assistance to those who meet the financial needs requirements and need help living safely at home. The IHSS program can help you pay for services so that you can stay in your own residence.
This is an alternative to care outside the home, such as nursing homes or housing and care facilities. Home support services, also known as IHSS, can help pay for services if you're a low-income, blind, or disabled older person, including children. To be eligible for the IHSS program, you must meet certain criteria. You must be an elderly, blind, or disabled person with limited income. You must also need assistance to remain safely in your home.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors created the IHSS program on February 5, 2002 with the enactment of an ordinance. If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying for the IHSS program, you should contact your local county office. They will be able to provide you with more information about the program and help you determine if you are eligible. Once you have been approved for the program, you will be able to find a pre-selected home care provider who will allow you to live independently and stay safely in your home. The IHSS program is designed to make Orange County a safe, healthy, and satisfying place to live, work and play, today and for generations to come. It provides outstanding and cost-effective regional public services that can help those who are elderly, blind, or disabled remain safely in their homes.