Emergency Short-Term Home Care for Older Adults

Emergency Short-Term Home Care is a small program that provides temporary non-medical in-home assistance to older adults aged 60 and older.

This service supports persons having difficulty with everyday activities and is primarily intended for those who have recently been discharged from a hospital or institutional care setting, or individuals in the process of applying for the Medi-Cal benefit, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS).

Services provided through this program include:

  • Chore Support: Periodic maintenance for a household, such as heavy cleaning, washing windows, sidewalk maintenance and yard work;
  • Homemaker Services: Light routine maintenance of a household, including service such support as dusting, vacuuming, laundry, or meal preparation; and
  • Personal Care Services: Assistance with routine care of a personal nature, such as bathing, dressing, personal care, feeding and general hygiene.

For more information, contact:
Self-Help for the Elderly
407 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 677-7520 or (800) 434-0222