Homecare & IHSS

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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Homecare aides await decision on new labor rules

National Public Radio All Things Considered  February 3, 2013 The industry has changed rapidly, but amendments on minimum wage and overtime have not. Home health care aides are waiting to find out if they will be entitled to receive minimum wage. A decades-old amendment in labor law means that the workers, approximately 2.5 million people, do not always receive minimum wage or overtime. The Obama administration has yet to formally approve revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would change that classification. On Dec. 15, 2011, Obama announced the proposal, and then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis offered her support for […]

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In-home care providers take over the courthouse today: Their fight for higher wages continues

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 EUREKA, CA- The fight for a pay raise continues for In-Home Care Workers. Today they rallied at the Humboldt County Courthouse to mark the one-year anniversary of the ‘Have a Heart’ campaign.   It’s been over a year of protest and rallies, and IHSS workers are still making minimum wage. However, they tell us they will not stop until they get their 75-cent raise. Kathy Sobilo, an In-Home Care Provider told us, “Every excuse they give us we fight back with an answer and they keep coming up with more and more excuses. And we are […]

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UDW launches training centers for homecare providers

The new California Independent Provider Training Center is up and running. We’ve already filled up our first classes—Adult CPR/First Aid—in Riverside, Orange and San Diego. Watch for our new web site, coming soon! For more information, contact our message hotline at 877-410-0576.

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National Senior Citizens Law Center’s analysis of fiscal cliff deal

The Fiscal Cliff Deal: What Does It Mean for Low-income Older Adults? Posted, Jan. 3 2013, National Senior Citizens Law Center On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, by a vote of 257-167, the House of Representatives agreed to approve the Senate amendments to H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, also known as the “fiscal cliff deal.”  The President has agreed to sign it. The focus of the deal is the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for most Americans; however, tucked inside the legislation are a few provisions that may impact health care for low-income older adults. These […]

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