State and County Special Assistance for In Home Residents

What is the Special Assistance In-Home Program? 

The State/County Special Assistance In-Home Program for Adults (SAIH) provides a cash supplement to low-income individuals who are at risk of entering a residential facility. SAIH 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. 

Who Can I Contact for Special Assistance In-Home Services? 

If you or someone you know requires these services, contact your local Department of Social Services.

Resources for the Special Assistance In-Home Program

Special Assistance In-Home Manual
2024 Special Assistance In Home Program for Adults Brochure