State-County Special Assistance, In Home (Help to Stay in Your Home)
The State/County Special Assistance In-Home Program for Adults (SA/IH) provides a cash supplement to low-income individuals who are at risk of entering a residential facility. SA/IH provides additional support services and income to individuals who would prefer to live at home.
Case managers at the county departments of social services conduct comprehensive assessments to identify how certain factors would affect an individual’s ability to live at home.
Primary factors include:
- The functional status of the client and need for care and services
- Availability of family, friends, and neighbors to provide care and services
- Availability and access to care and services from agencies and other formal service providers
- Ability to pay for housing
- Availability of affordable and safe housing
The services assessment is needed to determine whether an applicant/recipient could remain safely at home, and what services would be needed to assure that the applicant’s needs are met.
The case managers work directly with the recipients, families and other caregivers to develop a care plan that enables the recipient to live at home. The case managers, working with the recipient, establish the amount of the SA/IH payment and determine how the payment will be used.
If you or someone you know requires these services, contact your local Department of Social Services.