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New Alameda County IHSS Contract Sends Clear Message to Elected Leaders That Homecare Program Must Remain a California Priority
Date:12/17/2009

dedicated to ensuring that homecare services are not interrupted due to the state's fiscal crisis," said Alameda County Supervisor and Board Vice President Nate Miley. "After all, the homecare program not only provides a vital service to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, it does so while saving taxpayers millions of dollars a year. Why would we ever cut such a program?"

The IHSS program (more commonly known as 'homecare') serves approximately 17,000 low-income Alameda County seniors and people with disabilities at a fraction of the cost of institutional care. Caregivers assist IHSS recipients with their most basic daily tasks such as bathing and hygiene, meal preparation to prevent malnutrition, domestic chores that help prevent falls, and ensuring that they get to doctors visits on time and remember to take medication.

The new contract takes effect immediately and expires in September of 2013.

SEIU ULTCW - the United Long Term Care Workers' Union - represents 180,000 nursing home and county homecare providers throughout California. For more information, please visit www.SEIU-ULTCW.org.

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