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IHSS Recipient/Consumer Education Videos

The followingresourcesare providedfor program recipients/consumers in an online video format. These videos are intended to help individuals understand their rights and responsibilities in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. For additional information, go to IHSS Recipient/Consumer Resources .

IHSS Services and Assessment

This video provides a brief summary of the IHSS program services, as well as the assessment process.

Spanish | Chinese | Armenian

Introduction and Services

This video provides a brief summary of the IHSS program, including basic eligibility criteria, the home visit process, available services and supports, and the care provider selection process.

Spanish | Chinese | Armenian

Hiring a Provider

This video provides information on how an IHSS recipient/consumer may hire a care provider, including tips on how to find, interview, and select a care provider.

Spanish | Chinese | Armenian

Supervising a Provider

This video providesinformation on how to properly supervise a care provider, including suggestions on how to appropriately communicate with a care provider, how to maintain privacy and protect personal identifying information, andhow to direct care providers in completing authorized IHSS tasks.

Spanish | Chinese | Armenian


This video explains new IHSS program changes regarding overtime and travel time pay, information on violations, and instructions on completing the new timesheets that will be implemented January 1, 2015, pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 855 and SB 873.


2014 CMIPs II Timesheet