Autumn 2014 Caregiver

Benefits and resources for caregivers

Available only to UDW members! Check out the full list here. NEW Prescription and health care discount card Free trainings such as CPR/First Aid, nutrition, and family caregiving Help with client hours Assistance with IHSS payroll issues and social worker issues Help with questions about the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) 15% discount on cell phone plan (AT&T) College scholarships Low-cost dental plan Free $4,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy Free and discount legal services Low rate credit card Financial hardship assistance grants Credit counseling and debt help Retirement Planning Center Travel discounts: rental cars, vacations, and SuperShuttle Discount theme park […]

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Thanks for all that you do

Did You Know That November is Homecare Provider Appreciation Month? Caregivers make a difference in the lives of others. We go above and beyond to provide dignity for our loved ones and clients. Many of us provide compassionate care 24/7. At the same time, we keep Californians out of costly institutions and save taxpayers millions of dollars every year. That’s why UDW is saying THANK YOU to caregivers in November. Come to one of our special luncheons and dinners for Homecare Provider Appreciation Month! Note: the San Luis Obispo event was held in October. Providers received a separate invitation to this event. […]

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The future of homecare starts today!

Save the Date: March 20-21, 2015 Next year hundreds of IHSS caregivers from across the state will gather in Sacramento for the 2015 UDW Convention! At convention we will hear from homecare leaders and activists from all over the world and discuss what caregivers in California can do to build a better IHSS program. Convention is also where UDW members set the course for our union’s future. For more information about the convention and upcoming delegate elections click here.

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We need YOUR VOICE to help caregivers

Throughout the month of November we’re asking UDW members across the state to help us improve IHSS by answering three questions at We want to hear from you—what challenges do you face as a care provider, why did you become a member of our union, and what IHSS issue do you think we should take on in 2015? Make your voice heard by November 30th for a chance to win a $200 grocery gift card. What are some of the challenges you face as a caregiver? “Managing my time while caring for two people. Both of my clients have […]

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President’s Report, November 2014

Caregivers deserve thanks—and equal rights Dear Providers, It’s fitting that Homecare Provider Appreciation Month and Thanksgiving are both in November. Thank you for being caregivers, and thank you for standing up to make sure the IHSS program is protected for clients like my daughter Ellis. Caregivers deserve more than a thank you during one month of the year! We deserve to have our work recognized and respected. It’s 2014, and caregivers are still not afforded the same rights as other workers. Just a few months ago, state legislators passed a law that would grant three days of paid sick leave […]

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