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Subscribed recipients can initiate private chats with caregivers, post unlimited job ads, mark favorite conversations and search for help by location, care needs and availability.
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It Takes a Village
“The greatness of community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” ~ Coretta Scott King
The paper lists sent from my local registry are frustrating, to say the least. I'm finally in control of my search for a WPCS provider for my son.
Angela W., Caregiver
As a provider, I'm excited to not have to rely on Facebook to find work. Now I can apply for specific jobs in my area and recipients can easily find and message me.
Shoshana G., Provider
I'm excited for this new support for IHSS! I've hoped for years that there could be a better system and database for finding new providers.
Nancy B., Provider
I like being able to search providers for my dad, message them and ask questions without giving any personal information away.
Kristal R., Family Member
I think the hardest part of finding a provider, is finding one close. I'm excited to be able to pinpoint my search to areas close to my home.
Gloria V., Recipient
I live on my own and depend on IHSS providers for most of my daily basic care needs. When one of my providers cancels last minute there isn't a way to fill that void quickly. I'm most excited about having more options.
Henry S., Recipient
In the News
A collection of stories, articles and information from around the country to keep you connected.
California Expands Medi-Cal to All Eligible Adults 50 Years of Age and Older
Starting on May 1, Medi-Cal, California’s health coverage program for low-income individuals and families, is extending eligibility for full coverage to more than 185,000 individuals who are 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status.
Acute Care at Home Brings the Hospital to Patients' Living Rooms
Mayo Clinic is another provider that began offering at-home care during the pandemic. Dr. Michael Maniaci, who oversees that program, said patients have responded really well to virtual doctor visits and regular follow-up calls.
Vaccine Hesitancy Has Seeped Into Home Health Care
Many direct-care workers are unsure about the COVID-19 vaccines, leaving the people who depend on their labor that much more vulnerable.
IHSS Change of Address: What You Need to Know
If you’re a consumer of In-Home Supportive Services in California and have moved or plan on moving, you must notify your IHSS county office of the change of address.
Despite Burnout, These California Health Care Workers Aren't Quitting
They don’t want to let down their co-workers or abandon their patients. They want to combat misinformation, administer Covid-19 vaccines and, as much as possible, help others.
What is IHSS?
The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS.
California Child Care Providers Say Raises Aren't Enough
California will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years to boost the number of child care slots by 200,000. Yet, the existing providers say they need more help too to keep their own businesses open.
California Rethinks Nursing Home Funding After ‘Appalling’ COVID-19 Death Toll
About 1 in 8 Californians who have died of COVID-19 lived in a nursing home. They were among the state’s most frail residents: nearly 9,400 mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles whom Californians entrusted to a nursing home’s care
Invisible Until the Pandemic, Family Caregivers Are Now on the Front Lines
Research shows that family caregivers are at increased risk of poor health and financial insecurity.
How to Be A Caregiver to A Family Member With COVID
Homecare may be possible for a family member who tested positive for COVID-19 depending on the gravity of the symptoms.
Workers in Adult and Senior Care Facilities and Employees Providing In-home Direct Care Must Be Fully Vaccinated by November 30
To provide additional protections against COVID-19 for vulnerable individuals across the state, the CDPH issued a public health order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in adult and senior care facilities and those employed in in-home direct care settings.
How to Find a Caregiver Support Group That's Right for You
A good caregiver support group can be a lifeline, providing a place — in person, on the phone or online — to share feelings confidentially, make friends, get help navigating the health care system and learn from others who have walked a similar path.
How Young Disability Activists Are Using TikTok To Make A Difference
In November 2020, 24-year-old Britt shared a TikTok of herself talking about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). She expected a few of her friends to see it, at most, but that’s not exactly what happened.
The Staggering, Exhausting, Invisible Costs of Caring For America’s Elderly
Many adults have no plan at all, or assume that Medicare, which currently kicks in at age 65, will cover their health costs
Union and Health Care Provider Join to Offer Training to Fill Worker Gaps in California Health Care
California has long needed more health care workers, and the coronavirus pandemic only made the demand more pressing.
Guide to Home Ownership for People With Disabilities
Owning a home is a key part of the American dream. Unfortunately, if you have a disability, you may find it harder to afford to buy and retrofit a home to accommodate your needs.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is defined as the transfer of primary caregiving responsibilities to another person, typically a professional caregiver, relative or friend, in order for primary caregivers to receive temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities.
How to Assess When an Older Adult Requires Caregiving Assistance
This comprehensive review of all aspects of person's mental, physical and environmental condition is one way to determine if your loved one needs assistance.
Blog: The Financial Side of Being A Caregiver
One in five Americans are currently unpaid caregivers, and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is on the rise. Caring for a family member can be complex. While deeply meaningful and rewarding, it can also present challenges, both emotionally and financially.