In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

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The Napa County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority assists recipients and providers within the Napa County IHSS program. 

The IHSS Public Authority is embedded in the Napa County IHSS program, and works to: maintain the IHSS Registry of Providers, assist with Provider enrollment, facilitate Provider/ Recipient mediation and training, and support the IHSS Advisory Committee. 

The IHSS Registry of Providers

The IHSS Registry of Providers is a referral service that connects available IHSS Registry Providers with IHSS Recipients looking for care. 

IHSS Recipients can request a list of IHSS Registry Providers here.

Become an IHSS Registry Provider

Individuals can become IHSS Registry Providers in 3 easy steps:

1. Enroll as an IHSS Provider

2. Complete the IHSS Registry Provider Application

3. Complete a Training with IHSS Public Authority Staff

IHSS Provider Resources

Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Extension

A new State law passed on February 9th, 2022, which provides the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave benefit for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) providers between January 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

Providers who meet certain criteria are entitled to the benefit. There are two banks:

  • Part A, is available for providers to receive up to the number of hours they work in a 2-week pay period (maximum of 40 hours). Part A may only be claimed if the provider meets the criteria. See the form for more information.
  • Part B, is available for those who tested positive or are caring for a family member who tested positive. Under Part Bproviders can receive up to the number of hours they work in a 2-week pay period (maximum of 40 hours).

Click here to complete the form.  

Please submit this form to the IHSS Payroll Department at [email protected].

Covid-19 At-home Test Kits

The Napa County IHSS Public Authority has at-home rapid Covid-19 test kits available for IHSS Providers.

These test kits are available for active Napa County IHSS Providers who:
1. Have symptoms or have been around someone who is sick, or
2. Have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19*, or
3. Have recent potential exposure through travel or other high-risk activity.*
*If you do not have symptoms, wait 5 days from exposure before testing.

At this time these kits will only be available to providers who meet the above criteria. This is to ensure tests will remain available as they are needed.

These test kits will be available for pick up:

650 Imperial Way, Napa CA 94559
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Vaccination Information and Resources

The public health order dated September 28th, 2021 issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires certain IHSS providers to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine by November 30, 2021. 

On December 22nd, 2021 the State Public Health Officer issued an amended order, which requires all IHSS providers to obtain a vaccine booster shot by February 1st or no later than 15 days after the recommended timeframe for receiving the booster does. The deadline to acquire the vaccine booster has been extended from February 1, 2022 to March 1, 2022.

This order applies to all IHSS Providers, unless: 

  • You live in the same household as the IHSS Recipient(s) you are working for.
  • You are providing IHSS services to a family member outside of your household and no one else.
  • You have received an official vaccine exemption (see Exemptions below) 

This order does not apply to IHSS Recipients. IHSS Recipients DO need to verify the vaccination status of their providers, or approve any exemption requests. 

Exemptions:

Are you looking for the most up-to-date information about Covid-19 vaccines, including where you can find them? Click here to learn more.

eTimesheets

The IHSS Provider wage in Napa County is increasing to $16.45 per hour effective January 1, 2022.

It's easy to complete IHSS timesheets online. Click here to get started.

For information and training about eTimesheets, visit the CDSS ESP Help webpage. 

CDSS - IHSS Provider Resources

The State of California Department of Social Services has a number of self-help materials on their website for IHSS care providers. Click here to learn more.

Training

1. Want to learn more about Covid-19 and how it relates to care providing? CareAcademy offers a free certification course. Click here to learn more.

2. Collabria Care offers training and resources for care providers throughout the year. Click here to learn more.  

Support Groups

Finding support is just a click away

1. Collabria Care offers support groups for care providers. Click here to learn more.

Private Caregiver Registration

Napa County has a local ordinance that requires private caregivers register through the State's Home Care Aide Registry.   

Please note, you only need to register if:

1. You are a private caregiver working for pay, AND

2. You are caring for someone not receiving IHSS services, AND

3. You are providing care outside of an agency. 

If this applies to you, please click here to get started.