PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care--by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.
The aide who cares for Ellyn Kessler's mother has amazing patience and passion for her job. But she doesn't have overtime pay eligibility, benefits, or a retirement plan.
Surveys of Medicaid-funded home and community-based services providers in Michigan have identified low wages, part-time hours, and the need for enhanced training as significant challenges to attracting and retaining direct-care staff.
On May 7, in honor of Mother's Day, Caring Across Generations advocates convened on Capitol Hill for a briefing and panel discussion to recognize the roles women play in home care.