IHFS (In Home Family Support)

In-Home and Family Support

The In-Home and Family Support program provides direct grant benefits to people with physical disabilities and/or their families to choose and purchase services that help them to remain living in their own homes.

What services are provided?

  • Access to counseling and training programs to help people provide proper care to a person with a disability.
  • Attendant care, home health services, home health aide services, homemaker services, chore services to provide instruction/training and assistance with routine body functions, dressing, preparing and consuming food, and ambulating.
  • Medical, surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and other health services related to a person’s disability, which may include medications not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Other disability related services pre-approved by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  • Pre-approved transportation as well as room and board cost incurred by person with a physical disability or his or her family during evaluation or treatment.
  • Purchase or lease of special equipment or architectural modifications of a home to facilitate care, treatment therapy or general living conditions of a person with a disability.
  • Respite care

Who can get services?

  • You must be 4 or older.
  • You must have a physical disability substantially limiting one or more major life activities.

How do I apply for services?

6 Responses to IHFS (In Home Family Support)

  1. Shirley Main says:

    I am possibly moving to TX because my family is there. I now have IHSS in CA do I just transfer it ? I have Medicaid.
    I have MS plus other disabilities.
    Thank u.


  2. Abby says:

    We will be moving to TX as well. My daughter has Autism and Speech Language Delay. She has IHSS here in CA. Does TX offer IHSS as well? She has Medicare waiver here in CA. How do I apply her for the same coverage when we move to TX? I don’t know where to start. Please advise. Thank you.


  3. Sofia says:

    My parents both receive SSI and I have been their care giver through IHSS in California for over 10 years now. We are getting ready to move to Texas so how and where do I apply to be their care giver in Texas? How long does the approval process usually take?

    Thank you


    • Heather says:

      If they have SSI, they will received Texas Medicaid as soon as their address changes.
      If they have a level of care due to physical or intellectual disability, they can request help through Community First Choice as part of their Medicaid.


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