Care Agenda

UDW Statement on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

UDW Statement on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

SACRAMENTO – The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement supporting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order calling for a Master Plan for Aging: “Because the care needs of California’s seniors and people with disabilities are currently not being fully met and the population of older adults is projected to grow by 4 million in the next decade, we welcome Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order calling for a Master Plan for Aging. As a union representing 110,000 workers who provide home care through California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, we are intimately aware of how many […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Senate Health Chair Joins Seniors and Disability Rights Advocates in Announcing Bold Step to address the State’s Long-Term Care Crisis

PRESS RELEASE: Senate Health Chair Joins Seniors and Disability Rights Advocates in Announcing Bold Step to address the State’s Long-Term Care Crisis

Coalition-backed legislation will create roadmap to long-term care benefit for middle-class Californians Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento area, and Assemblymember Ash Kalra, representing San Jose, today announced new legislation that is the first step toward building a new program to finance long-term services and supports (LTSS) for California’s working and middle-class families. California currently has almost 8 million persons who are either older adults or persons with mobility, sensory, intellectual, developmental, and/or mental health disabilities, many of whom struggle to afford the ongoing services and supports they need to live with dignity and independence. […]

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Looking for the answer to America’s long-term care crisis? Listen to caregivers.

Looking for the answer to America’s long-term care crisis? Listen to caregivers.

Doug Moore, Huffington Post, November 1, 2017 Caregiving is not easy. Home care workers—those who provide in-home care to seniors, people with disabilities, and people who live with chronic and long-term illnesses—work around the clock to ensure that their clients and loved ones can have dignity and comfort and receive quality care in their own homes. For the over 100,000 home care providers who make up the United Domestic Workers of America, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, caregiving means performing life-sustaining services as well as basic personal care; everything from maintaining breathing tubes to brushing teeth. And for family caregivers, it is […]

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May 2017 IHSS News

May 2017 IHSS News

Urgent: IHSS still at risk Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid and IHSS by $400 million. And President Trump’s budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to Medicaid/IHSS. Call President Trump at 1-855-912-7804 TODAY and tell him: Don’t cut Medicaid. Electronic timesheets for IHSS The state has delayed the roll out of electronic timesheets for IHSS, which is currently a pilot program in Riverside, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties. We will continue to keep you posted about the electronic timesheet system as it is launched […]

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Caregivers unify around the Care Agenda, a platform to improve long-term care

Caregivers unify around the Care Agenda, a platform to improve long-term care

Millions of Americans rely on long-term care to live with dignity at home and in our communities, yet far too many cannot afford the care they need. And the current system isn’t adequately supporting the loved ones whose family members need care — or the workers who provide it. But caregivers in California are leading the way to make changes. In May, members of the California Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) and UDW’s IHSS home care providers came together in Los Angeles to form the Care Agenda. The Care Agenda is a 4-point platform that outlines what the future of long-term […]

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