Resources for Recipients

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Preparing for Power Outages

In recent months, high winds and dry conditions in many areas have heighted fire risks causing your electric company to shut off power in many areas.  The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has created checklists of steps you can take prior to an outage to make sure both you and your provider are prepared.

IHSS Fact Sheets & Videos

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) provides various IHSS Fact Sheets to inform and assist you with navigating the IHSS program and cover such topics as:

  • Overview of the IHSS program, authorized tasks, Paramedical Services, Share of Cost
  • Finding, Hiring and Working with a Provider
  • Blind and Visually Impaired Resources
  • Other Helpful Topics (How to Handle Money and Recognizing Abusive Behavior)

CDSS has also created helpful videos to assist you with understanding your rights and responsibilities when you receive IHSS.  Subjects covered include:

  • Introduction and Services
  • IHSS Services and Assessment
  • Hiring a Provider
  • Supervising a Provider
  • 2016 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Overtime, Travel & Violations

Translations are also available in Spanish, Armenian and Chinese.

Fresno County Resources