Most seniors and people with disabilities prefer to live in their own homes and direct their own care. The Public Authority is committed to supporting the independence of recipients and providing an opportunity for IHSS Recipients and Providers to improve the IHSS program. We promise to operate accessible, respectful and compassionate services to support a high-quality workforce and help IHSS Recipients s successfully navigate the IHSS program.
The Public Authority for IHSS is a public agency that is separate from the County IHSS program, and, since 1993, has been providing services to IHSS Recipients and Providers that supplement IHSS. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is our Governing Body.
The Public Authority is mandated by the State:
- to operate a home care registry that refers screened workers to IHSS Recipients;
- to serve as employer of record for the purpose of bargaining with the union representing the IHSS workforce and providing health benefits to eligible IHSS Providers;
- to provide training to IHSS Recipients and Providers;
- to establish an Advisory Committee that makes recommendations to improve IHSS and Public Authority services.