Free Training for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Home Care Providers

The IHSS+ program has made me a better caregiver by giving me the knowledge necessary to be an important member of the consumer’s health Care Team. I would encourage every caregiver to enroll in the IHSS+ program.”

Mary Grace Barrios2018 IHSS+ Training Graduate & IHSS Caregiver for over 10 years

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care providers play a critical role in California’s health care system by ensuring that low-income seniors and people with disabilities receiving MediCal benefits can be cared for in their homes.

A UCSF study of CLTCEC’s innovative trainings for IHSS providers found that our training is associated with both better care and reductions in costly emergency rooms visits and hospitalizations. (UCSF 2016)

IHSS home care providers also reported also reported feeling less stressed, depressed, and lonely after completing training. (CLTCEC 2018)

Free IHSS+ Training for Providers Caring for Members of L.A. Care’s Health Plan

IHSS+ is a 10-week training course for IHSS providers that prepares you to become a recognized member of your consumer’s care team. You’ll learn practical skills including CPR, first aid, infection control, nutrition, body mechanics, and much more! Classes are offered in Spanish, English, Armenian, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.

Classes start in May 2019, September 2019, and February 2020.

Free Enhanced IHSS Training for Providers Caring for Members of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Enhanced IHSS is a 17-week training course for IHSS providers that prepares you to become a recognized member of your consumer’s care team. You’ll learn practical skills including CPR, first aid, infection control, nutrition, and body mechanics. You’ll also learn how to care for consumers with diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s and dementia. Classes are currently offered in Spanish and English.

Classes start next in August 2019.

Eligibility (as of April 2019)

You must be an IHSS provider caring for a consumer who is a member of either L.A. Care Health Plan (IHSS+) or Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan (Enhanced IHSS).

The IHSS consumer you care for must have interest in participating in the program with you.

For more information call us at 1-844-725-8232 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm or fill out the form below.

IHSS+ ADRD is a 10-week training course for IHSS providers that prepares you to become a recognized member of your consumer’s care team.You’ll learn practical skills to help you care for consumers experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia such as repetitive behaviors, refusing important daily activities like bathing, hallucinations, wandering, and more. General caregiving skills including CPR certification, assisting with medications, and personal hygiene are also covered. We hope to offer this class again in 2020 in Oakland, California and in Los Angeles County. Contact us and we’ll let you know when future classes are scheduled.

Additional Details

For both IHSS+ and Enhanced IHSS you’ll attend a three and a half hour, in person class session each week at convenient, community-based location in Los Angeles County.

When you participate in IHSS+ or Enhanced IHSS, to acknowledge your dedication and enhanced skills as a trained IHSS provider, you will receive a monthly stipend for a limited time after you graduate from the program

Is your consumer a member of a different health plan? Give us a call. We are continuing to expand our health plan partnerships and can let you know about additional training opportunities in the future.

Call us at 1-844-725-8232 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, for more information, to sign up for a class, or to get notified of future classes.


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2019 Class Schedules for IHSS Providers

Additional IHSS+ L.A. Care classes starting Sept 2019 - dates and locations TBD