Fall 2019 Caregiver

Happy Provider Appreciation Month

Happy Provider Appreciation Month

Every November we celebrate Provider Appreciation Month, a time to thank caregivers for everything we do. At UDW, caregiving isn’t just about the services we perform for our clients: it’s about raising pay and benefits so we can keep doing this work and care for our families, it’s advocating for our communities and protecting the rights of seniors and people with disabilities, and it’s making our voices heard at the state capitol. Everything we accomplish is because of you, my fellow caregivers. Alone, our lives and our work can be isolating. Together, we are Caregiver Strong! This fall we will […]

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The Latest on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

This year we successfully fought to protect our privacy in the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), a federally-mandated program that requires IHSS providers to electronically report certain aspects of the care we provide to our clients each day. Recently, the federal government issued new guidelines that put California’s planned implementation of EVV in jeopardy. Here’s what we know right now: California officials don’t want electronic surveillance. The state of California has made it clear that it is not interested in the expense, hassle and privacy invasion of using GPS like the state of Ohio is using to fulfill their […]

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Raising Up IHSS

WE ARE TAKING OUR FIGHT TO PROTECT HOME CARE AND RAISE CAREGIVER PAY TO THE NEXT LEVEL Our union was formed 40 years ago with a simple yet important vision: seniors and people with disabilities deserve to live with dignity in their own homes and communities, and the caregivers who love and care for them deserve respect and a living wage. In bargaining, IHSS providers who are members of the UDW bargaining team go head-to-head with the county boards of supervisors, who decide our pay. And most of the time, boards refuse to recognize the value of what we do […]

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President’s Report, Fall 2019

Dear Fellow IHSS Providers— I hope this autumn is finding you and your family healthy and safe. With the arrival of fire season, many of us have been challenged by power shut-offs, evacuations and dangerous air quality. This is an especially challenging time for the caregiving community, and it is more important than ever that you take advantage of the power of your union to stay in touch, stay informed, and stay out of danger. Please know that we are working with the state to ensure that IHSS clients are including in every disaster plan. You can find out more […]

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