An in-home care program for California’s elderly and disabled is constantly at the heart of budget battles. Here’s why
By Melanie Mason, Contact Reporter
April 18, 2017, 12:05 AM
California’s program to provide in-home care for its low-income elderly and disabled residents finds itself once again at the heart of a state budget standoff.
It is familiar territory for the workers, advocates and administrators of the In-Home Supportive Services program. The current flare-up — between the state and county governments over how to divvy up IHSS costs — is the latest example of how California’s signature program, meant to keep people in their communities and out of nursing homes, has continually been the source of budget friction in recent years.
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