An in-home care program for California’s elderly and disabled is constantly at the heart of budget battles. Here’s why

By April 18, 2017IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times: An in-home care program for California’s elderly and disabled is constantly at the heart of budget battles. Here’s why (4/18/2017) Funding for California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program continues be a source of friction between the state and county governments. Recent budget battles include the Brown administration proposing to restore the old IHSS cost-sharing arrangement, which would shift $600 million cost back to counties. The program, which cares for more than half a million people, allows consumers to stay in their homes and saves the state money on institutional care. Justice in Aging’s staff attorney Claire Ramsey said that, “Overall, it is an invaluable program and it really has accomplished a lot of the goals it set out to accomplish.”

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.