Homecare & IHSS

2012: One of the most successful years in UDW history

Español From a cold, crisp January morning to 100-degree heat in June; from the AFSCME Convention in Los Angeles to Election Night in Sacramento, the year 2012 was without question one of the most successful years in our union’s 34-year history. At a State Capitol news conference in January, UDW and its allies launched an unprecedented six-month campaign to stop any further budget cuts to the IHSS program and to reform IHSS to improve consumer care and make the program more effective and efficient.

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21-year-old San Diego Community College student with severe muscular dystrophy fights Brown adminstration for right to remain in his own home with family

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT  CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK #175-2012 – December 4, 2012 – Tuesday Night California Budget Crisis: 20121204 – Pablo Carranza v Toby Douglas Dept of Health Care Services (24 Pages – Filed Dec 04 2012).pdf 21 YEAR OLD SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT WITH SEVERE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FIGHTS BROWN ADMINISTRATION FOR RIGHT TO REMAIN IN HIS OWN HOME WITH FAMILY Disability Rights California Files Lawsuit in Federal Court on Behalf of Pablo Carranza to Require State to Continue to Provide Level of Medi-Cal Funded Supports Carranza Is A Big Denver Broncos Fan – Wants To Live […]

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Brooks Ashby on caregivers, working families, and the 2012 elections

This Election the American Working Class spoke and we spoke loudly! I campaigned from precinct to precinct, and phone banked as well.  We won the Presidency of the United States, State Legislative Offices, important propositions 32 and 30, and Mayor of San Diego.  Winning this election will help the future of UDW’s homecare.  This was the most important election I had the privilege of working on.  I feel a strength of character, strength of organizing, strength of Union. I’m so excited for our future this is one election I’ll never ever forget in my lifetime.  God bless America, God bless our Union….U Go 3930!” […]

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Assembly passes by vote of 42 to 25 controversial "Home Care Services Act of 2012" bill – SB 411 heads back to state senate for final vote

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT  CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK #133-2012 – August 16, 2012 – Thursday Night Advocacy Without Borders: One Community – Accountability With Action California Legislature: ASSEMBLY PASSES CONTROVERSIAL “HOME CARE SERVICES ACT  OF 2012” BILL – SB 411 HEADS BACK TO STATE SENATE FOR FINAL VOTE Bill Impacts Private Sector Home Care Organizations and Home Care Aides Would Put In Place Licensure for Those Provider Organizations and Certification Requirements for Approximately 70,000 Home Care Aides

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Medical certification requirement for IHSS

Please Share this Important Information With Your IHSS Clients Starting August 1, 2011, all current IHSS recipients–and new applicants for the program–must have a licensed health care professional provide medical certification that the recipient has a medical need for IHSS.  Under the law, your client should receive a new medical certification form (SOC 873) during or shortly after his or her annual assessment. (This is in addition to the form usually requested by the social worker during the assessment.) The SOC 873  form must be filled out by a licensed health care professional and returned to the county within 45 days […]

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