How should I prepare for the IHSS in-home visit?

Parent Question
Mar. 4, 2022Updated Nov. 18, 2022

You and your child will be interviewed in your home to determine eligibility and need for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). Your child must be present for the visit. If you and your child are unavailable during the time slot assigned by IHSS, you must notify the caseworker as soon as possible to set a new appointment.

The caseworker will interview you about your child’s self-care skills. You may also wish to provide the caseworker with copies of your child’s ABA assessments, Individualized Program Plan (IPP), and/or Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if you think they will be beneficial to your child’s case.

If you know that you will be applying for protective supervision and/or paramedical services, you may want to have these documents already prepared for the caseworker, along with documentation of need. If you are requesting paramedical services, the caseworker may visit your home again with a nurse from IHSS to go over the specific services on the form.

You should also be prepared to fill out additional forms when the caseworker arrives.

After your child’s home visit, you should gather and submit any additional documentation that you and the caseworker have discussed.

For more information, check out our article Prepare for the IHSS In-Home Visit.


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