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Fact Sheets

How to Apply for IHSS: English Spanish Chinese

Workers' Compensation for Alameda County IHSS Providers: English  Spanish  Chinese

IHSS Consumer and Homecare Worker Responsibilities: English  Spanish  Chinese

Protecting from Infectious Diseases: English  Spanish  Chinese

IHSS Provider Eligibility and Enrollment: English  Spanish  Chinese

Lifting Solutions: English  Spanish  Chinese

Negotiating Solutions to Workplace Problems: English  Spanish  Chinese

Interviewing for Homecare Worker: English  Spanish  Chinese

Sample Job Agreement: English  Spanish  Chinese

Effective Communication: English  Spanish  Chinese

  • For Consumers
  • For Homecare Workers

Public Authority Informational Brochure

Our brochure covers the services and enhancements that the Public Authority offers to IHSS consumers and homecare workers.

PDF versions are available in: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese.

Consumer Guide to IHSS

Building Bridges to Independence and Dignity: a Consumer Guide to IHSS is available, free of charge to IHSS consumers. This guide offers valuable information on how IHSS works, and how to find, hire and supervise a homecare worker. Download the guide or call us at 510-577-3554 to request a guide.

Public Authority Informational Brochure

Our brochure covers the services and enhancements that the Public Authority offers to IHSS consumers and homecare workers.

PDF versions are available in: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese.

For Those Who Care:
IHSS homecare workers benefits and services

This brochure covers health benefits, training and registry services that the Public Authority offers, including a tear-off coupon for requesting the health benefits application and participation on the training mailing list.

PDF versions are available in: English, Spanish and Chinese.

IHSS Handbook

This 40+ page booklet is full of important facts about IHSS and the Public Authority. Both IHSS consumers and homecare workers will be surprised how much there is to learn. Download the IHSS Handbook in English, Chinese or Spanish.

Caring for Yourself, While Caring for Others – NEW!!

Public Authority HandbooksThis 84 page practical guide for IHSS homecare workers shows how they can protect themselves from the risks they face on the job.
Current IHSS homecare workers and consumers can use the Request Form in English, Chinese or Spanish to request a free copy:

Anyone is welcome to download a copy of the guide below!

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Public Authority E-News

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Handbooks & Guides

IHSS HandbookThe Public Authority has three handbooks available:

  • All factsheets and handbooks are PDF files.

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