1,000 in-home caregivers needed to assist Riverside County’s growing aging population

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Aging and disabled adults in Riverside County need compassionate, committed in-home caregivers.

One in every five of Riverside County’s 2.5 million residents is age 60 or older. In coming decades, the county’s older population is projected to swell by 250%, making In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) more vital than ever for older community members and those with disabilities to remain safely in their homes. It’s not too late to apply.

“Those who do this work know how meaningful and rewarding it is—making a direct, positive difference and improving lives,” said Eva Krottmayer, executive director of the county’s IHSS Public Authority, which helps recruit and train in-home caregivers and match them with IHSS recipients.

About 33,000 caregivers countywide provide in-home services to 40,000 older and disabled adults to help them live safely and independently at home. These caregivers work for IHSS, a state program administered by Riverside County.

Tuesday’s virtual hiring event sought to attract some 1,000 in-home caregivers in Riverside County. The online forum also provided job seekers with live chat to answer questions, get details about available positions and a link to apply.

Krottmayer said the need for in-home caregivers is especially great in the Coachella Valley, Anza and Blythe.

IHSS caregivers currently earn $14.50 an hour and receive benefits such as paid sick leave and flexible schedules. Applicants must pass a background check, be able to perform personal care services, and provide transportation.

Anyone interested in applying can contact the IHSS Public Authority at 888-960-4477, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the IHSS Public Authority, visit this website by clicking here.

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