The agency was incorporated on March 20, 1981 as a nonprofit domestic corporation in the state of Indiana as “The Floyd County Foundation for the Handicapped, Inc.” It was an exempt organization under section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A Board of Directors consisting of of area business persons and parents of children with disabilities was formed.
In 1992, the agency began by providing respite services to Floyd County Indiana and three surrounding counties. Between 1992 and 1994, the service programs extended to cover ten counties. The range of services provided also increased when Medicaid Waiver and Choice Program services were added. These program additions allowed the agency to better support our mission and vision by expanding our client base to include not only those persons with Developmental Disabilities, but also serve those persons who were aged or disabled due to illness associated with age.
In 1994, the agency took the name Southern Indiana Respite Services. From 1994-, 2004 Southern Indiana Respite Services continued to provide quality care and added the programs including Social Block Grant Title III and the Support Services Waiver. This addition allowed Southern Indiana Respite Services to increase our ability to support our community. In May 2008, Southern Indiana Respite Services changed its name and base of operation. Southern Indiana Respite Services decided to honor a dedicated champion of the agency and former Board Member, Jack Kaiser. That spring, the newly renamed Kaiser Home Support Services, Inc moved its main offices to Unruh Court in New Albany, Indiana. In 2015, the ever-growing company again moved its base of operations to its current home at 2633 Grantline Road in New Albany.
Today KHSS is proud to offer services in Floyd County and the surrounding counties of Clark, Dubois, Harrison, Scott, Washington, Crawford and Orange counties. KHSS is available to our clients every day of the year at any time of day they feel they need. Coverage may be available through the Indiana Medicaid Programs such as Aged and Disabled, TBI, Choice, SSBG, Title III, Caregiver Support, CIH, and FSW