IHSS Care and The PA's Role

The San Francisco IHSS Public Authority (The PA) connects low income seniors and people with disabilities to qualified IHSS providers, so they may live healthier, happier and safer lives at home and engaged in the community.

What is IHSS?

In-Home Supportive Services, otherwise known as IHSS, helps seniors and people with disabilities safely remain in their own homes with support from a Provider who assists with personal care and routine household tasks. IHSS encourages independence and self-reliance where possible, and is a cost-effective alternative to institutional care.

The San Francisco IHSS Public Authority provides seven major services:

  1. Registry
  2. On-Call Program
  3. Employer-of-Record for the IP Workforce
  4. Health & Dental Insurance for IP Workforce
  1. Education, Outreach, and Advocacy
  2. Mentorship Program
  3. Criminal Background Checks for the IP Workforce
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Thriving in Place

The Mission of Thriving in Place is to strengthen, sustain and advocate for the work of the San Francisco In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, ensuring low-income older adults and people with disabilities are able to remain and thrive at home and in their communities.

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