IHSS is a state program, administered by each county in California for the provision of in-home care workers hired by low-income blind, aged or disabled individuals requiring non-medical personal care such as bathing, feeding, dressing, and/or domestic services such as shopping, cooking, and housework to remain safely in their own homes.

About 600,000 individual consumers in California rely on IHSS. Generally, these consumers have under $1000 in monthly income and $2000 in assets. Those with a higher income pay a higher share of cost.