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Support at Home

Support at Home is a sliding scale home care voucher program for seniors and adults with disabilities who have unmet home care needs.

Support at Home helps those who need help with everyday activities like bathing, dressing, cooking, and laundry but who cannot afford the full cost of this support.

To be eligible for the Support at Home Program, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of San Francisco;
  • Be a senior aged 60 and above OR adult with disabilities aged 18 to 59;
  • Require assistance with a minimum of two (2) Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and/or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL);
  • Have an income up to 100% of Area Median Income (AMI);
  • Have an asset limit of $40,000 (excluding house and one car);
  • Be able to demonstrate both financial and functional need for subsidized home care;
  • Be willing to contribute, on a sliding scale, to supplement home care cost;
  • Be willing to participate with program requirements and pre/mid/post evaluations; and
  • Be ineligible for other subsidized home care through programs such as Medi-Cal, In-Home Support Services, Community Living Fund, In-Home Operations, and/or other state waiver programs.

Support at Home is administered by the Institute on Aging. For more information and to complete a referral form, call (415) 750-4111.

Support at Home is a two-year pilot project. Funding to support this pilot was allocated by the Mayor’s Office and Board of Supervisors. At the end of two years, the program outcomes will be evaluated.