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In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program
Alpine County HHS administers the California Department of Social Service's IHSS program. County residents may complete an application to determine if they meet the income and status eligibility for those services. The IHSS program will help pay for services provided to disabled persons so that they may remain in their homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
Services which may be provided through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services, accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired. For more detailed information regarding eligibility for this program contact the HHS office at 530.694.2235.
A settlement agreementhas been reached on the Oster/Dominguez lawsuit. Information regarding the Oster V. Lightbourne and Dominguez v. Schwarzenegger lawsuits can be found on this full text of the agreement.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Alpine County has APS servicesto help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled) when these adults are unable to meet their own basic needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. These services are available to any elder or dependent adult regardless of income.
24 hour Crisis Hot Line: 888-755-8099
If you suspect that an adult is being subject to to abuse or neglect, you may make a Report of Suspected Dependant Adult/Elder Abuse to the Health & Human Service's office or the Sheriffs office.
This program provides delivered meals to vulnerable older adults who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Eligibility is determined by the adult protective services social worker.
The food closet provides food to any Alpine County resident who meet income eligibility requirements. For more detailed information regarding eligibility for this program contact the HHS office at 530.694.2235.
Senior Services In Alpine County
Please see the attached document for a list of the Senior Services available within Alpine County as of March 2018.