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Have questions about completing your timesheets?

The Provider Enrollment and Training Department (PEAT) is here to help you.

Call PEAT for an appointment to receive your personal ‘one-on-one’ assistance.

We will answer your questions and assist you with completing your timesheets, so that you can be paid for authorized hours and avoid violations.

Call the Provider Enrollment and Training Department: (866) 351-7722

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PAID SICK HOURS

For providers who have earned eight (8) hours of paid sick leave, if you have not yet claimed (used) your sick leave, these hours will expire soon (June 30, 2019). On July 1, you will receive eight hours to use from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
All sick leave hours received on or after July 1, 2019, must be used by June 30, 2020. Any unused sick leave hours will expire at that time.
If you are a provider and have NOT earned eight hours of paid sick leave, please call us if you have any questions about when you will be eligible to claim paid sick leave hours.
We know this is confusing and we want to help you. Please call us and ask for more information about paid sick leave at (866) 351-7722.

AVISO IMPORTANTE SOBRE HORAS DE ENFERMEDAD PAGADAS

Para los proveedores que ya tienen ocho (8) horas pagadas de enfermedad, si aún no ha reclamado (usado) sus horas pagadas de enfermedad, estas horas expirarán pronto (30 de junio de 2019). El 1 de julio, recibirá ocho horas para usar desde el 1 de julio de 2019 hasta el 30 de junio de 2020.
Todas las horas de tiempo de enfermedad pagado recibidas a partir del 1 de julio de 2019 deben usarse antes del 30 de junio de 2020. Todas las horas pagadas de enfermedad no utilizadas expirarán en ese momento.
Si usted es un proveedor y NO ha obtenido ocho horas de tiempo de enfermedad pagado, llámenos si tiene alguna pregunta sobre cuándo será elegible para reclamar las horas pagadas de enfermedad.
Sabemos que esto es confuso y queremos ayudarle. Por favor llámenos y solicite más información sobre las horas pagadas de enfermedad al (866) 351-7722.

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.

Remember, it is not selfish to focus on your own needs and desires when you are a caregiver—it’s an important part of the job. You are responsible for your own self-care. Focus on the following self-care practices:

  • Learn and use stress-reduction techniques, e.g. meditation, prayer, yoga, Tai Chi.
  • Attend to your own healthcare needs.
  • Get proper rest and nutrition.
  • Exercise regularly, even if only for 10 minutes at a time.
  • Take time off without feeling guilty.
  • Participate in pleasant, nurturing activities, such as reading a good book, taking a warm bath.
  • Seek and accept the support of others.
  • Seek supportive counseling when you need it, or talk to a trusted counselor, friend, or pastor.
  • Identify and acknowledge your feelings, you have a right to ALL of them.
  • Change the negative ways you view situations.
  • Set goals

You cannot stop the impact of a chronic or progressive illness or a debilitating injury on someone for whom you care. But there is a great deal that you can do to take responsibility for your personal well-being and to get your own needs met. It’s up to you!

Adapted from fact sheet that was prepared by Family Caregiver Alliance.

Vital Aging Conference 2019

Please join the County of San Diego and community partners at the free Vital Aging Conference 2019 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

To reserve your spot at this free event, please visit www.AISevents.org or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) to register.

For more information about Vital Aging 2019 please click here.