In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers play a critical role in the delivery of services and make it possible for individuals to remain safely in their homes, where they can enjoy personal freedom and independence, and continue being part of their community.
IHSS providers are paid to deliver services to individuals who receive in-home supportive services. The types of services authorized through IHSS include housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services, accompaniment to medical appointments, medication management and protective supervision for the mentally impaired. Providers can be relatives or friends of a consumer.
Registry providers can also be matched with IHSS recipients who need services and do not have a person to care for them. Each county maintains a list of qualified caregivers to assist consumers and connect them with the individual that best meet their unique needs.
IHSS providers are required to attend an orientation given by their County or Public Authority and provide the following for enrollment:
- Completed application form
- Social security card or other proof of the right to work in the United States
- Proof of citizenship or legal immigration
- Valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification
- Professional or personal references
- Documentation or certificates for any relevant training
- Permission to conduct a criminal background check
- An interview and/or attendance of an orientation for new providers
To become eligible for the IHSS Provider Registry, many Public Authorities require Registry Introduction Training
A specific list of requirements for each county is available through the Local Public Authority.