Home Care

Home care is caregiving assistance “in the home” provided by a paid caregiver. Paid caregivers can be paid for in a variety of ways: 1) private hire through a caregiving agency; 2) In-Home Supportive Services paid for by the state; 3) respite care through a grant. In California, most caregiving agencies provide non-medical care (assistance with activities of daily living, companion care, homemaking, transportation), although there are some that also provide a medical level of care (IVs, medications, etc). Medicare may pay for a limited number of home care visits if the physician documents a medical need.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

This program is available to seniors eligible for Medi-Cal. IHSS will assess and determine the number of hours of home care needed, and the caregiver is paid by the state. A family member or friend can be an IHSS caregiver once they have been through the screening, and there is also a registry of caregivers. (888) 944-4477

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Ombudsman
Provides assistance in resolving problems related to IHSS as well as information about the program (888) 678-4477

Websites that link to independent caregivers:
caregiversdirect.com
care.com

Assistance for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles Care Counseling Program
Our social workers work one-on-one with caregivers to develop a care plan and help access resources.  Free caregiver support groups, caregiver education workshops, and limited respite grants are also available.  Call (844) 435-7259 or find us on social media @alzheimersla.

Hilarity for Charity Home Care Grants
Apply online at
helpforalzheimersfamilies.com

Jewish Free Loan Association
Provides interest-free loans with a co-signer for up to $2000 for in-home care; non-denominational service
jfla.org
(323) 761-8830

Special Service for Groups (SSG) SILVER Program
905 E. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 553-1800
ssg.org/programs-and-services/olderadults

USC Family Caregiver Support Center
(formerly Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center)
3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(855) 872-6060
fcscgero.org