El Dorado County believes that elders and dependent adults
deserve special protection. In order to provide that additional protection, El
Dorado County adopted the Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Ordinance. This
ordinance requires those who provide compensated care to elders or dependent
adults to register on the California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
website (link below).
Effective January 1,
2016, all Independent Home Care Aides who provide care in El Dorado County must
be registered on the State website.
*Click here for copy of El Dorado County Ordinance No. 5008
WHO is an Independent Home Care Aide? A Home Care Aide is a person who provides
compensated services and assistance to another person who is unable to complete
tasks for themselves. These services include, but are not limited to,
assistance with the following: bathing, dressing, feeding, exercising, personal
hygiene and grooming, transferring/ambulation, positioning, toileting and
incontinence care, making telephone calls, assistance with medication that the
client self-administers, meal planning and preparation, transportation,
housekeeping/laundry, companionship, shopping for personal care items or
WHY is this happening? By creating a Registry, care receivers
can confirm the Home Care Aide they are interested in has cleared a criminal
record background check and has been approved as a registered caregiver. An
individual can search the status of a registered Home Care Aide using the
HOW to apply? To register or search for a registered Home Care Aide, go to the Department of Social Services website at https://secure.dss.ca.gov/ccld/hcsregistry/About.aspx
For more information regarding El Dorado County Ordinance No. 5008, contact 530-621-6369.