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IHSS 2012 consumer survey

  Download Full Survey (pdf) The California Department of Social Services has released the results of its 2012 IHSS Consumer Satisfaction Survey. The survey was mailed to 5,878 randomly-selected IHSS consumers across California in March 2012. The Department released the following key findings from the survey: Consumer response to the survey was 39%, which was consistent with the 40% response rate in the 2010 survey administration. The majority of consumers remain very positive about the benefits they receive from the program and indicate that it meets their needs. About nine out of ten (89.1%) consumers reported that the IHSS program […]

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It's time to extend the Family Medical Leave Act

Twenty years ago this week, Pres. Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law. Before the passage of the FMLA, far too many workers had to make the intolerable choice between keeping their jobs or taking the time to give birth or deal with a family crisis. The FMLA extended a helping hand to workers in their time of need, and it has now benefitted more than 10 million working families. AFSCME members helped make the FMLA happen. We rallied and lobbied Congress, we testified before congressional committees, and we worked with President Clinton to garner […]

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Appointments to commission on long-term care

Reid and Pelosi Appoint Members of LTC Commission Leading Age, February 6, 2013 Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have announced their appointments to the Long-Term Care Commission created by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in lieu of the CLASS Act insurance program.  The congressional commission is charged with making recommendations to Congress on long-term care for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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Weatherization & utility assistance in Riverside

Helping People Changing Lives – Check it out: You may qualify for utility assistance through the LIHEAP program and also for no-cost weatherization of your home or rental unit. Eligibility for these programs requires that you first meet the income guideless to determine if your total household income meets the requirements. (See Rquirements – Click here.) This information from Community Action Partnership of Riverside County

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AFL-CIO civil rights news

A GREAT RESOURCE FOR HOME CARE PROVIDERS!!    AFL-CIO Website  |  Download February Newsletter In This Issue: Civil Rights Voting Rights Immigration LGBT Developments Women’s Rights Resources

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