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#EnoughPayToStay Home Care Workforce Budget Campaign

Monday, April 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Gurgone
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The Home Care Aide Council (Council) and our coalition partners - Mass Home Care and the Home Care Alliance - are working hard to urge the members of the Massachusetts Legislature to support our #EnoughPayToStay campaign for frontline home care workers.  


 The #EnoughPayToStay Coalition’s proposal would appropriate $14.06 million in expiring Federal Dollars from the Community First Trust Fund to provide immediate rate relief to support the wages and benefits earned by the following home care workers:

  •  $6,800,000 for Homemakers/Personal Care Homemakers = Increase of $.80 per hour
  •  $4,160,000 for Home Health Aides = Increase of $.40 per hour
  •  $3,100,000 for ASAP Case Managers

Homemakers, Home Health Aides, and ASAP Case Managers are the backbone of the home care system. But they are a low-wage, high-turnover workforce. They are in desperate need of a wage and benefit increase to make ends meet. 



We urge all of our members and allies to contact your Senate, and the Senators for the districts that your organization serves, and ask them to support the #EnoughPayToStay workforce proposal.  You can look up contact information for Senators online at or call the State House switchboard at 617-722-2000.

Remember – “all politics is local”.  Calls and contacts from constituents make all the difference.  Please share this message with your staff and take action today!