Adult Services / In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

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Adult Services

Hanford - Main Office
Kings County Government Center
1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Bldg., 8
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 852-4000

Adult Protective Services (APS) Program 

The goal of the Adult Protective Services Program (APS) is to provide services to correct conditions which cause dependent or elder adults to be abused, neglected or exploited.  APS is designed to serve elders (age 65 or older) and dependent adults (age 18 through 64 years of age) who are unable to protect their own interests or to care for themselves. APS services are free of charge without regard to income or property if there is a need for protective services. Whenever possible, the APS Program seeks to maintain the elder or dependent adult safely in his or her normal environment by strengthening his or her capacity for self-maintenance. These goals are accomplished through the direct provision of adult protective services or by linking the elder or dependent adult with appropriate community-based resources.

Dependent and elder abuse encompasses the following:

  • Neglect (including self abuse)
  • Financial abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Abduction
  • Physical/Sexual abuse
  • Other treatment resulting in pain and mental suffering
  • Isolation

To report abuse or neglect, call the 24-hour hotline at 1-866-582-8776.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program

The IHSS Program provides assistance to those eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals (including children) who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without assistance. IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home care. The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services, bathing, grooming, and accompaniment to medical appointments. Providers can be a relative, someone selected by the consumer, or a person matched from the Public Authority Registry.  An IHSS provider helps a consumer live safely in their own home and avoid living in a nursing home or board and care facility.

Who May Be Eligible for IHSS

  • Current recipient of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP); or
  • Medi-Cal recipient who meets SSI/SSP disability criteria

How To Apply for IHSS

  • Call (559) 582-3241 

How to request an IHSS provider: