Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, on March 31st Kern County extended the essential staffing model to May 1 at 5:00 PM. During this period, most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

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The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides services to assist eligible aged or blind persons or persons with disabilities who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance. IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities. Recipients must be eligible for or receiving Medi-Cal. The types of services which may be authorized through IHSS include:

  • Domestic and related services such as housecleaning, meal preparation and clean-up, laundry, and grocery shopping
  • Personal care services such as feeding, bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility and transfer assistance, and paramedical care
  • Protective supervision
  • Ancillary services consisting of accompaniment to medical appointments, fittings of health-related devices, or sites where alternate resources provide care in lieu of IHSS

Questions? Contact CDSS IHSS Help Line (866) 376-7066

Contact Information

Kern County Aging and Adult Services
5357 Truxtun Ave. (just east of Mohawk)
Bakersfield, CA 93309
ATTN: In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Phone: (661) 868-1000
Toll Free: (800) 510-2020
Fax: (661) 868-0921

Program Director:

  • Michele Gomez: (661) 868-1096

Program Supervisor(s):

  • Rosa Barajas: (661) 868-1036
  • Desiree Burchfield: (661) 868-0937
  • Kacie Granillo: (661) 868-1082
  • Juan Guevara: (661) 868-1090
  • Cruz Holquin: (661) 868-1084
  • Colleen Philley: (661) 868-1094
  • Latasha Pulliam: (661) 868-0982
  • Flormarie Rodriguez: (661) 868-0990

Other Resources

Electronic Timesheets


  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

    • Who is served by this program?

    • How do I qualify?

    • What is a share of cost?

    • How do I apply?

    • What kinds of information will I need to provide?

    • What happens after that?

    • How is the IHSS Care Provider paid?

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