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What you need to know about the new IHSS timesheets

What you need to know about the new IHSS timesheets

New IHSS timesheets are coming January 1st. Overtime pay and other labor protections for caregivers start January 1, 2015 and everyone needs to be ready to fill out the new timesheets, whether or not you plan to record overtime hours. The state will penalize providers who report more hours than they are allowed to work. UDW is here to help. Call your local office for more information about upcoming trainings. Starting November 1st, providers and clients will receive multiple notices from the State about the upcoming overtime and travel and wait time changes. Providers and clients will also be required to sign […]

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What you need to know about the San Diego minimum wage law

What you need to know about the San Diego minimum wage law

UPDATE 10/17/2014: The signatures submitted by the opponents of the minimum wage increase were validated this month by the Registrar of Voters. This means the council must rescind the minimum wage increase or place it on the June 2016 ballot. Read more here. UPDATE 9/17/2014: Opponents of the minimum wage increase claim to have submitted enough signatures to require a voter referendum on the minimum wage ordinance. This would take place on June 2016. If the signatures are validated by the Registrar of Voters, the minimum wage increase will not take effect in January as scheduled. The ordinance will be on […]

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Free and low-cost training for UDW providers

Free and low-cost training for UDW providers

The California Independent Provider Training Center (CAIPTC) is the official training center for the UDW. UDW members can take all CAIPTC courses for free — to become a member, sign up here. To register for any of the classes below, please call CAIPTC toll-free at 1-877-410-0576 or email info@caiptc.org. New classes and locations are added throughout the year so make sure to check back here for updates! CAIPTC offers courses in: Family Caregiving Gain practical skills and coping strategies that will help you provide at-home care. Adult & Child First Aid/CPR/AED Learn life-saving skills to know what to do in […]

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The roots of homecare: A friendship that grew from caring

The roots of homecare: A friendship that grew from caring

By Gayle, San Diego caregiver I am a single mother of a child with autism. When he was first diagnosed, I didn’t know how to access the help and resources that my son needed. But my story begins many years ago, before my son was born, when I worked with an organization that provided shelter for people in need of medical care and housing. It was in 1999 that I first met a courageous young woman who had recently been medically transported from Japan. Her name was Editha Adams. She arrived in San Diego with no friends or family and […]

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What my Dad taught me about caring for others

What my Dad taught me about caring for others

By Edwy Keith, caregiver, San Diego County This Sunday is Father’s Day and I will be spending the day with my dad. I am a father and have three kids of my own, but they live far away—I had to leave them and the rest of my family when I moved in with my Dad to take care of him full-time. My name is Edwy Keith. I’m from San Diego County, and I’ve provided in-home care for my 67-year-old father for the past two years. I left my career as a computer engineer to be with Dad. Thankfully I was […]

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