We help elders or dependent adults remain safely in their homes
Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to reports of neglect or abuse of elderly and/or disabled adults. Neglect may include neglect by another, and/or self-neglect. Abuse may include financial, physical, sexual or psychological abuse by another. APS social workers are on call 24 hours a day to assist those suffering from neglect or abuse.
The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides support services so that low-income elderly, blind, and disabled people can remain safely in their own homes and avoid costly nursing home care. In-home caregivers provide services that can include bathing and dressing, bowel and bladder care, feeding, meal preparation, and household chores. The cost of these services is about 50% less than the cost of nursing home care, and the program is funded by the Federal, State, and County governments.
IHSS Brochures in English and Spanish
The In-Home Care Network (IHCN) is a state-mandated program that recruits, screens and trains in-home caregivers for IHSS recipients. The Network maintains a registry that can match caregivers and recipients by location, time preferences, and type of work. For more information, please call 866-313-1353 or visit the California Department of Social Services website to learn more about how to become an IHSS Provider.