In-Home Supportive Services
In Home Supportive Services
) is designed to allow persons with significant
disability to reside within their own homes by having support for personal care or
household needs. Clients of the program need to be recipients of Social Security
Disability programs or be Medi-Cal eligible. The amount of services available is
dependent upon the level of disability involved. Home care workers can be located
through the Sutter County IHSS Registry.
For information call: (530) 822-7151.
What is a Public Authority?
The Public Authority is mandated by state law to work in conjunction with Sutter County’s
In-Home Supportive Program.
The role of the IHSS Public Authority:
- Develop and maintain a Registry of IHSS Homecare Providers
- Match consumers and providers
- Check the IHSS Homecare Providers background and qualifications
- Provide Training to Providers and Consumers
IHSS Public Authority Providers offer personal care-domestic services to those who are elderly,
disabled or blind, which allow persons to remain safely in their own homes.
An IHSS Homecare Provider is a person who provides personal and domestic services to In-Home
Supportive Services eligible Consumers. Duties may include personal assistance with dressing
and bathing, as well as other household tasks.
An IHSS Consumer is a qualified, (usually SSI client) eligible elderly, blind or disabled person
unable to remain safely in his or her homes without the assistance of a Homecare Provider.
Tonya Rhoades - Public Authority Manager
Being a long time resident of Sutter County, Tonya is very familiar with the issues facing many of
our seniors and persons with disabilities living in Sutter County. She has brought personal
experience in dealing with issues affecting the disability community as her daughter has severe
disabilities and has utilized community programs to ensure that her daughter remains living at
home with her family.
Tonya started her career with Sutter County Schools as a Vocational Counselor in the Supported
Employment program assisting developmental disabled and mentally ill adults find employment.
From there, she was hired by FREED Center for Independent Living as the Director. She served as
the Director of FREED for eight years; and from there she was hired by the State of California
working for the Department of Developmental Services as a federal auditor for the Home and
Community Based Waiver programs serving the Regional Center system. In July 2003, Sutter
County IHSS Public Authority hired Tonya as the Public Authority Manager to implement the Public
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