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Adult Services Division

 John Crocker, Program Manager

 5730 Packard Avenue, Suite 100, (P.O. Box 2320) Marysville, CA 95901.




 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

FAQ's are arranged by program type. If you can't find an answer please don't hesitate to contact our office at (530) 749- 6471.

 

Adult Protective Services (APS)

1. Will APS place someone into a Residential Care Facility (RCF) or Skilled    

    Nursing Facility (SNF)?

2. What will APS do for someone who cannot care for themselves?

3. Who qualifies for APS?

 

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

1. How do I know if I could qualify for IHSS?

2. How do I make an IHSS referral for myself or someone else?

3. Does IHSS pay for housekeeping services?

4. What is an Able & Available Spouse?

5. What can my provider do for me?

6. What is not covered by IHSS?

7. Is my child eligible for IHSS?

 

Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)

1. What does it mean to be certifiable for nursing facility placement?

2. Why do you have to be on Medi-Cal to be on MSSP?

3  If I were to enroll in the MSSP Program, could I still keep my IHSS caregiver?

4. Is there a cost for MSSP services?

 

 

Public Authority (PA)

1. How do I become an IHSS provider?

2. How do I get more hours?

3. What are my responsibilities as a provider?

 

IHSS Provider Time Sheets

1. How do I complete my time sheets?

2. Do I have to mail the time sheets?

3. When will I get a pay check?

 

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

Adult Protective Services (APS)

 

1. Will APS place someone into a Residential Care Facility (RCF) or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)?

No. APS does not perform involuntary placement into either RCF's or SNF.  If a client requests placement APS can assist with the application process.

 

2. What will APS do for someone who cannot care for themselves?

Each case is independently evaluated in three areas; risk to person, environmental safety, and the individuals ability / inability to provide self-care. 

 

3. Who qualifies for APS?

Any elder adult. An elder adult is defined as age 65 or older.  Also, any dependent adult. A dependent is defined as any person between the ages of 18-64 who receives SSI due to a permanent disability and who is unable to provide for their own care or protect their own basic rights.

 

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In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

 

1. How do I know if I qualify for IHSS?

A person who is either age 65 or older, or age 18-64 with a permanent disability who is at risk of placement into a Residential Care Facility (RCF) or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) may qualify for IHSS. Additional criteria are income, property and resources. A person must be receiving Medi-Cal prior to applying for IHSS.

 

2. How do I make an IHSS referral for myself or someone else?

Anyone can make a referral by calling (530) 749-6471.  Also, referrals can be made in person by stopping by our office at 6000 Lindhurst Ave., Suite 700-C, Marysville, CA 95901.

 

3. Does IHSS pay for housekeeping services?

Yes. Domestic Services such as dusting, sweeping, trash removal from home and wiping of countertops are examples of domestic services IHSS provides. However, IHSS is not a house cleaning service, a recipient has to have a medical condition which prevents the safe performance of these tasks.

 

4. What is an Able & Available Spouse?

A husband or wife is considered to be an Able & Available Spouse (A&A) when they are able and present to perform some or all of the client's assessed Domestic or Related services. An A&A spouse is not financially reimbursed for these services. A spouses' A&A status is determined during the home visit assessment.

 

5. What can my provider do for me?

A provider can perform any task / chore for which the client has been assessed for. An IHSS client is the actual employer and can allocate their service tasks / chores to their benefit. If a client has more than one provider, they are responsible for distributing their service allocations to each provider.

 

6. What is not covered by IHSS?

Yuba County does not allocate hours for 1) Removal of Grass, Weeds, Rubbish. 2)Removal of Ice / Snow and 3) Teaching & Demonstration.

 

7. Is my child eligible for IHSS?

Yes, depending on certain criteria. Children are evaluated on both age and disability.  A child may qualify for a limited amount of services which are age appropriate and directly related to their disability.

 

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Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)

 

1.What does it mean to be certifiable for nursing facility placement? 

Being certifiable or eligible for nursing facility placement just means that you have disabilities that would qualify you to be in a nursing facility.  It does not mean that you have to go into a nursing home.  A Public Health Nurse who works for MSSP makes the certification.  The goal of MSSP is to ensure that the seniors get the help they need to stay in their own homes as long as possible.

 

2.Why do you have to be on Medi-Cal to be on MSSP?

The Medi-Cal program funds MSSP, so all persons enrolled in MSSP have to meet Medi-Cal eligibility criteria.

 

3.If I were to enroll in the MSSP Program, could I still keep my IHSS caregiver?

Yes.You can keep your current IHSS caregiver and IHSS services even though IHSS is a separate program from MSSP.

 

4. Is there a cost for MSSP services?

No, there is no charge for MSSP services.

 

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Public Authority (IHSS Providers)

 

1. How do I become an IHSS provider?

To become an IHSS provider you will need to register with the Yuba County Public Authority at 749-6298. Prospective applicants will need to complete an application, attend an orientation and pass a criminal background check. 

 

2. How do I get more hours?

IHSS hours are authorized to the recipient to meet their needs. If you would like more hours, you can work for more than one recipient. Please contact the Public Authority at 749-6298.  

 

 

3. What are my responsibilities as a provider?

Both you and the IHSS recipient (your employer) will review the most recent Notice of Action and IHSS Service Delivery Plan (hours and service needs) so you will know how many hours you are authorized to work. 

 

 

Time Sheets

 

1. How do I complete my time sheets?

Each day you work complete the daily allocated hours in the appropriate date.

For example, if you work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 2 hours each day, before you leave the recipients home enter the hours on your timesheet for that specific day. 

 

2. Do I have to mail the time sheets?

Yes.

 

3. When will I get a pay check?

Pay checks are mailed from Sacramento CA. The state has 10 business days from the day of input to issue the check.  

 

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Adult Services Division 5730 Packard Ave Suite 100, Marysville CA 95901 24 Hour Hotline (530) 749-6471

 

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