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New (free!) wellness classes for IHSS providers

New (free!) wellness classes for IHSS providers

Take care of yourself so you can care for your family and client UDW and the California Independent Providers Training Center (CAIPTC) have joined forces to help UDW members in Orange, Riverside, and San Diego County lead happier and healthier lives. In partnership with our health provider Kaiser, members in these counties now have access to free wellness classes. We spend our days providing paramedical care, bathing and transporting clients to various doctors’ appointments, cooking and cleaning, and so much more. Our work is difficult and stressful, and we may sometimes forget to look after ourselves. But as homecare providers, […]

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IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

May 14, 2015 On May 14, Governor Jerry Brown released a revised version of his proposed 2015-16 state budget. Like his January proposal, the budget outlines a way to end to the 7% cut to IHSS hours starting on July 1, 2015, but our work is far from done. Lawmakers still need to pass a budget that restores the hours, and we will also be working to make sure this restoration is permanent. With the state’s multibillion dollar surplus, we have the ability to end this cut that has hurt California’s elderly, the sick, and children and adults with disabilities […]

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IHSS providers to lawmakers – end the 7% cut that is hurting our clients

IHSS providers to lawmakers – end the 7% cut that is hurting our clients

Yesterday IHSS providers and clients converged at the State Capitol to tell legislators to end a recession-era 7% cut to IHSS hours of care that our clients desperately need. Together with UDW and other homecare workers from across the state, we saw to it that our voices were heard. James Payley is an IHSS provider for his brother Mark in Lincoln, CA. “I’ve written letters to lawmakers in the past, but felt it was important to speak with them face-to-face,” James explained. His sentiment was shared by Betsy Herrera and her mother, Margarita, from Modesto. Betsy is Margarita’s caregiver, and […]

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UDW homecare workers join the Fight for $15

UDW homecare workers join the Fight for $15

When Victoria Lara was younger, she was a fast food worker. Now, she’s a homecare provider in San Diego who works for three clients, making slightly more than she made at Jack in the Box. The Fight for $15, which began two and half years ago with a group of fast food employees, “really hits home for me. As a fast food worker you are overworked and underpaid,” Victoria explained. “Homecare workers face similar challenges.” Like fast food employees and other low-wage workers, caregivers oftentimes live paycheck-to-paycheck just to get by, and for too many of us the money we […]

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Combating caregiver stress? Members get free classes through CAIPTC

Combating caregiver stress? Members get free classes through CAIPTC

April 6, 2015 Homecare work is unlike any other job out there: it is tough, and the hours are long, but it can also be emotionally exhausting. We are caring for our loved ones, after all, and even if our clients are not family we grow to love them like they are our own flesh and blood. And, unlike with most other occupations, our work happens in the home. We often do not have easy access to other caregivers who get what it is like and understand what we are going through. It is all too easy to feel isolated […]

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