Costs and Benefits of In-Home Supportive Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities: A California Case Study
May 1, 2010
This briefing paper focuses on California’s state-funded In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, which facilitates home care services for 440,000 Californians. California’s proposed 2010-11 budget would severely slash IHSS’s funding. This paper explains why the IHSS program is so necessary, and why budget cuts could be ruinous for California’s elderly and disabled population. This paper refutes a January 2010 report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, which argued that the IHSS program is not cost-effective.