What can In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) pay for?
For children, authorized services may include personal care services, meal preparation, paramedical services (medical services that are prescribed and monitored by a medical provider), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision (24/7 supervision to prevent injury to themselves or others due to severe impairments in judgment, orientation and/or memory). Hours will only be awarded for services that exceed what a parent would usually be expected to provide to a typically developing child of the same age. IHSS typically authorizes services in the following categories:
Non-medical personal care services
Accompaniment to medical appointments
Yard hazard abatement
For more information about what to expect, see our article In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): Learn the Essentials.