Mae Hochstetler, left, sits with her twin children Josh and Joy Hochstetler, both 25, at her home where she lives with Joshon Friday, Feb. 24, in Lynnwood. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Everett Herald | March 2, 2023

To solve home care aide shortage, Washington may expand who can be one

Mae Hochstetler can pay the bills because the state pays her to care for her adult son, with a pandemic pay bump. In Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed state budget, home care providers could see pandemic hazard pay raises made permanent and access to improved benefits, like dependent health insurance. At $350 million, it’s enough to […]

January 23, 2023

2023 년도 입법 우선 순위

간병인을 필수 의료 종사자로 지원한다면 워싱턴에서 여러 세대에 걸쳐 장기 요양을 개선할 수 있을 것입니다. 2023년도 입법 의제는 워싱턴 주에서 간병을 좋은 직업으로 만들고 노인과 장애인에게 양질의 치료를 제공할 수 있도록 이번 Legislative Session(입법 심의회) 동안 우리가 함께 달성해야 할 사항에 대해 자세히 설명합니다. 장기 요양을 개선하고, 우리의 삶, 가족, 클라이언트 및 지역 사회에 영향을 […]

January 23, 2023

CÁC ƯU TIÊN LẬP P HÁP NĂM 2023

Khi hỗ trợ các chăm sóc viên với tư cách là nhân viên chăm sóc sức khỏe thiết yếu, chúng tôi cũng cải thiện dịch vụ chăm sóc dài hạn ở Washington cho nhiều thế hệ. Chương Trình Lập Pháp Năm 2023 trình bày chi tiết những việc mà chúng ta cần cùng nhau hoàn […]

January 20, 2023

2023 年立法优先事项

护理人员是至关重要的医疗保健工作者,我们在支持护理人员的同时,还致力于在未来数十 年间改善华盛顿州的长期护理行业。我们的 2023 年立法议程详细说明了我们在本届立法会 议期间需要共同完成的工作,以确保华盛顿州的护理工作成为受欢迎的职业,并为老年人和残疾人提供高质量的护理服务。 除了改善长期护理行业,我们还支持在影响我们的生活、家庭、客户和社区的问题上取得进展。 SEIU 775 在 2023 年支持以下立法优先事项: 护理人员的 2023 年立法优先事项 全额资助家庭护理费率, 以提高工资并扩展福利范围, 将受抚养人医疗保险包括在内 华盛顿需要加强投资,让护理工作成为受欢迎的职业,这包括每小时 21 美元的起薪,为有 经验的工作者提供每小时 22-23 美元的工资,以及扩大医疗保险范围,将受抚养子女保险包 括在内。 我们目前正处于护理危机之中,由于员工中没有足够的护理人员,很多老年人和残疾人需要 等待数月,无法得到护理服务。立法机关必须尽其所能,让护理工作成为受欢迎的职业,能 够招聘和保留更多工作者。 “ 护理人员是我们州医疗保健系统的第一道防线。但人 们往往认为护理工作不是一种职业。我们的人员流动率 很高, 年轻人并没有像我们需要的那样进入这个领域。 通过全额资助家庭护理费率, 立法者将确保我们享受应 有的保护措施、薪酬、培训和福利。让护理工作成为可 持续发展的职业, 可以留住今天的护理人员, 并吸引未 来的护理人员。” Brittany, 单独个体医疗看顾提供者、代理机构医疗看顾提供者,Burien 全额资助专业护理机构, 并负责提高低薪工作者的工资水平 立法机关必须全额资助专业护理机构,包括每年重新制订基准、考虑通货膨胀、提高工资中 位数,以及更新占用罚款,以确保专业护理机构工作者的工资持续增长。这必须与报告要求 配合实施,以确保机构利用增加的资金来提高低薪工作者的工资。 十多年来,华盛顿州专业护理机构的 Medicaid 资金一直不足,导致这些机构资金和人员配 备不足,处境十分艰难。在 2021 年和 2022 年,立法机构对资金进行了一次性调整,帮助改 善了情况,包括增加低薪工作者工资;在工会代表的 […]

January 19, 2023

ЗАКОНОДАТЕЛЬНЫЕ ПРИОРИТЕТЫ 2023 ГОДА

Поддерживая caregivers как жизненно важных медицинских работников, мы улучшаем систему долгосрочной помощи в штате Вашингтон на годы вперед. Наша законодательная повестка на 2023 год подробно описывает, чего нам нужно добиться на сессии законодательного собрания, чтобы сделать caregiving привлекательной профессией в штате Вашингтон и гарантировать высококачественный уход пожилым людям и людям с ограниченными возможностями. Помимо улучшения […]

January 19, 2023

PRIORIDADES LEGISLATIVAS PARA EL 2023

Cuando apoyamos a los cuidadores como los essential healthcare workers (trabajadores indispensables de atención médica) que somos, también mejoramos la atención a largo plazo en Washington durante generaciones. Nuestra agenda legislativa para el 2023 detalla lo que tenemos que lograr juntos durante esta legislative session (sesión legislativa) para garantizar que el servicio de cuidados en […]

January 4, 2023

2023 Washington Legislative Agenda

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The Seattle Times | August 22, 2022

Need for home care rising, but caregivers are hard to find in rural WA

The Seattle Times | August 21, 2022 “It’s not always the easiest path from ‘I am interested in this work’ to becoming a caregiver and making it through this training process,” said Lynn Kimball, the executive director of Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington. “If someone else is hiring and the wage is […]

The Shape of Care | July 5, 2022

Podcast: The Shape of Care

Episode 1:  From fear to love:  An evangelical Christian and a Muslim home care worker This episode illuminates the relationship between Shazia Anwar, a professional home care worker in Washington state, and the woman she cares for, Darlen Wagenius.  In addition to Shazia and Darlen, the episode features Adam Glickman, SEIU 775 Secretary-Treasurer. Episode 2:  […]

WA News Service | May 19, 2022

Inflation Eroding WA Caregivers’ Gains in Pandemic Hazard Pay

“At the start of the pandemic, at-home caregivers in Washington state saw their wages go up with a boost from hazard pay. Two years later, inflation is erasing the pay bump. Wages actually have gone up for caregivers from $19 per hour in May 2020 to $19.26 today, but inflation means the purchasing power of […]