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Paying for Senior Home Care in California

When deciding between in-home care and nursing home care for a senior, an important element in the decision is the relative cost of the two options. Also, if in-home care is chosen, it must be decided whether the caregiver will be part-time, full-time, or live-in full-time. There are two aspects of care: medical and non-medical, and both of these must be planned for if in-home care is the chosen option. In California, the average cost per hour to hire non-medical caregivers is ... Read More

Labor Negotiations Good for Senior Care

Labor leaders are putting their hopes on a proposal, this is expected to be sent to California Governor Jerry Brown as part of the State’s current labor negotiations. The proposal would hopefully lead to better wages for California’s 423,000 in-home care workers by creating a new state authority to negotiate all future pay of caregivers. The law would take the responsibility of negotiating with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) away from the counties and give it to a board ... Read More