The Public Authority for IHSS in Alameda County

The Public Authority for IHSS in Alameda County The Public Authority for IHSS in Alameda County Who is the Public Authority? The Public Authority for IHSS is a public agency whose purpose is to make the IHSS program in Alameda County work better for consumers and home care workers/personal assistants.
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The Public Authority provides services and also gives consumers a voice in how IHSS services are provided. We are an agency separate from IHSS. Nevertheless, we work closely with IHSS to provide support to IHSS consumers and homecare workers.

Operating as usual

04/30/2021
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May trainings for Alameda County IHSS Providers are now posted:

http://ac-pa4ihss.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Training-Schedule-May-2021.pdf

03/24/2021
Current Alameda County IHSS Recipients & Providers are invited to attend our online trainings at no cost.
01/29/2021

Current Alameda County IHSS Recipients & Providers are invited to attend our online trainings at no cost.

Current Alameda County IHSS Recipients & Providers are invited to attend our online trainings at no cost.

Alameda County recently emailed all active Alameda County IHSS Providers to provide the following information:COVID Vacc...
01/21/2021
| COVID-19 | Alameda County Public Health

Alameda County recently emailed all active Alameda County IHSS Providers to provide the following information:

COVID Vaccine Information for IHSS Providers
Notice to IHSS Providers from Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Dear IHSS Provider: You are receiving this notice from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency because you are a Health Care Worker eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1a.

Vaccine Information:
• Vaccine is free of charge and you will need to get two doses for full protection. The second dose will be given 3 to 4 weeks (21-28 days) after the first one.
• You will receive either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine, both 94-95% effective, and will receive the same vaccine for both doses.
• In order to manage the timing of your two doses, your basic information will go into a State registry. How to Get Your Vaccine:
• At this time, vaccine is available by appointment only.
o If you are insured through Alliance Group Care, you will receive notice from the Alameda Alliance for Health on where to go for the vaccine.
o All other IHSS providers will receive information from Alameda County on where to go for vaccine.
• We expect to have enough vaccine for all IHSS providers in the coming weeks.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccine in Alameda County, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page: https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines-faq.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 510-268-2101.

There are two vaccines currently available: one from Moderna and one from Pfizer. Both have shown to be 94-95% effective and both require two doses, given about three weeks apart. Based on currently available data, the CDC and California Department of Public Health advises that both doses are req...

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UPDATE: ALL Alameda County Eligible IHSS Providers are now eligible for PPE, regardless of your Recipient's COVID status...
05/26/2020

UPDATE: ALL Alameda County Eligible IHSS Providers are now eligible for PPE, regardless of your Recipient's COVID status! Please be sure to bring your photo ID, a copy of a timesheet or paystub and your Recipient's Case Name and Number.

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04/21/2020
www.acphd.org

Please be aware that the Alameda County Health Officer has ordered EVERYONE to wear facemasks when out in public, and/or working.

http://www.acphd.org/media/569458/press-release-2020.04.17.pdf

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04/17/2020

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04/17/2020
www.gov.ca.gov

Important news regarding Provider's requirement to fingerprint.

https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/4.16.20-EO-N-52-20.pdf

Alameda County needs Emergency Backup Providers!!
04/16/2020

Alameda County needs Emergency Backup Providers!!

Helping Our Senior Citizens and Vulnerable Neighbors
03/18/2020
Helping Our Senior Citizens and Vulnerable Neighbors

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From CDSS:June 1, 2019 Dear IHSS Provider, You will get 8 hours of paid sick leave on July 1, 2019. Any earned sick leav...
05/16/2019
Sick Leave

From CDSS:
June 1, 2019

Dear IHSS Provider,

You will get 8 hours of paid sick leave on July 1, 2019. Any earned sick leave hours you currently have will expire on June 30, 2019.

If you are a new provider and have not yet earned your sick leave hours by working a total of 100 hours providing authorized services to one or more IHSS recipient(s), you will get your 8 hours once you have worked the required number of hours and may begin using them once you have worked an additional 200 hours or 60 calendar days, whichever comes first.

All sick leave hours received on or after July 1, 2019, must be used by June 30, 2020. Any unused sick leave hours will expire at that time.

If you have any questions regarding your sick leave benefits, you may call your local county IHSS office or Public Authority.

Thank you.

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/IHSS-Providers/Resources/Sick-Leave

The California Department of Social Services is starting a new program that will allow current, active IHSS providers in all California counties the ability to receive annual paid sick leave beginning State Fiscal Year July 1, 2018.

**ALERT**While this new rule does not disallow participation in unions, or health benefits, this rule disallows the dedu...
05/16/2019
Attorney General Becerra Files Lawsuit Defending California’s Medicaid In-Home Supportive Services Workers

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While this new rule does not disallow participation in unions, or health benefits, this rule disallows the deduction of not only union dues, but also health benefit premiums from the checks issued to IHSS homecare workers.

https://www.oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-becerra-files-lawsuit-defending-california%E2%80%99s-medicaid-home

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led a multistate lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s final rule that undermines more than half a million workers in California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medicaid program, and several hundred thousand more workers ...

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03/29/2019
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Address

6955 Foothill Blvd, Suite 300
Oakland, CA
94605-2409

Directions & Public Transit Information By Car: From Hwy 13 West: Take Edwards Street exit; turn right at end of exit ramp. Travel to Bancroft St, and turn right. Eastmont Town Center is on your left. From 580 East or West: Take Seminary Blvd exit. Turn down the hill, travel a few blocks, and turn left on Bancroft. After a few blocks Eastmont Town Center will be on your right. From 880 North: Take Hegenberger exit turn right. Continue to the Eastmont Town Center, enter by McDonald Restaurant entry and park. From 880 South: Exit on Hegenberger Road stay on the left lanes and go overpass. Continue on Hegenberger to the Eastmont Town Center. Enter by McDonald Restaurant entryway. By Bus: 40, 45, 58L, and 73 to Eastmont Transit Village (at Eastmont Town Center) By BART: From the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART, take bus 73 to the Eastmont Town Center

General information

Contact Information: Marcella Velasquez, Executive Director 510.577.3548; [email protected] REGISTRY CONTACT INFORMATION: Consumers: 510.577.1980 Providers: 510.577.5694 HEALTH BENEFITS DEPT 510.577.3551 TRAINING & OUTREACH 510.577.3554

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(510) 577-3552

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Now that we have to enter start times and end times, what should I do if my provider works two separate shifts on the same day? There's only space put one shift per day.