Home Is Where the Heart Is: Help Seniors, People with Disabilities Stay Home

Simply put, there aren’t enough direct care workers to support seniors and people with disabilities at home. Inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates for home-based care make it difficult for homecare agencies to pay workers more than $11 per hour. Direct care workers, who play such an important role in keeping people safe at home, can find higher pay in retail and food service -- one of the reasons the industry has a nearly 70% turnover rate. These valuable workers provide care and support to keep seniors and people with disabilities in their homes surrounded by loved ones. Seniors would rather stay at home than “go to the home.”

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SPEAK UP! Support a Medicaid Rate Increase for Homecare in 2019-20 Budget

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Legislators, Take Action!

Support a Medicaid Rate increase for home-based Care in the 2019-20 State Budget. Help seniors and people with disabilities to stay at home! Questions? Contact Katie Dotto, Esq., PHA Government Relations Director, 1-800-382-1211, ext. 30.