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Congratulations to caregiver Maria Villa!

Congratulations to caregiver Maria Villa!

In November UDW members were asked to complete a three-question survey for a chance to win a $200 grocery store gift card for the holidays. The survey, which asked homecare providers what they thought UDW should fight for in 2015—you can read the results here. UDW President Editha Adams was on hand to surprise the randomly-drawn winner, San Diego homecare worker Maria Villa. “I feel so lucky. This will be a huge help to my budget this month,” Maria said when Editha presented her with a gift card for $200 at her favorite grocery store, Food 4 Less. Maria is […]

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What homecare providers need most

What homecare providers need most

This November we asked UDW members to complete a survey for a chance to win a $200 grocery store gift card (check out winner Maria Villa’s story here). Here’s what you had to say: “I care for my twin sister and she never seems to get enough hours to cover all of the help she needs from me. It would also be nice if she received IHSS hours for the time spent helping her with paperwork and phone calls.” – Shirley in San Diego County “The hours I work cover less than the care my client needs. I sometimes work […]

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A holiday surprise for UDW caregivers

A holiday surprise for UDW caregivers

This November UDW caregivers are being recognized for the work we do year-round to care for California’s seniors and people with disabilities. To celebrate homecare provider appreciation month, UDW launched Thank You Caregivers, a three-part video series that shares the stories of IHSS caregivers across the state. This week, to celebrate the holidays and provide thanks and support to our fellow caregivers in need, UDW donated hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys and chickens to members in all 10 of our counties—a program lovingly dubbed ‘the Poultry Project’. UDW Executive Director Doug Moore was on hand to deliver two turkeys—and the necessary […]

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What you need to know about the new IHSS timesheets

What you need to know about the new IHSS timesheets

New IHSS timesheets are coming January 1st. UPDATE 11/20/2014: Please read the information you receive from CDSS very carefully, as forms SOC 846 (all providers) and SOC 2255 & SOC 2256 (if you are a provider with multiple clients) need to be returned to the county by December 15th. Please sign and return all paperwork you receive as soon as possible. Overtime pay and other labor protections for caregivers start January 1, 2015 and everyone needs to be ready to fill out the new timesheets, whether or not you plan to record overtime hours. The state will penalize providers who report more hours than […]

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What you need to know about the San Diego minimum wage law

What you need to know about the San Diego minimum wage law

UPDATE 10/17/2014: The signatures submitted by the opponents of the minimum wage increase were validated this month by the Registrar of Voters. This means the council must rescind the minimum wage increase or place it on the June 2016 ballot. Read more here. UPDATE 9/17/2014: Opponents of the minimum wage increase claim to have submitted enough signatures to require a voter referendum on the minimum wage ordinance. This would take place on June 2016. If the signatures are validated by the Registrar of Voters, the minimum wage increase will not take effect in January as scheduled. The ordinance will be on […]

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