State wants counties to pay more for in-home care
By: George Lavender 1/12/17
Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing shifting part of the burden of funding in-home care for low-income seniors and disabled people back to California’s counties, a move that the state acknowledges would likely cause the localities “financial hardship and cash flow problems.” The counties’ statewide association warns that this could force them to slash spending on other programs or services.
The state’s 58 counties are facing a collective $626 million annual hit under the governor’s proposal, according to his budget blueprint. Since In-Home Supportive Services is a federal entitlement, counties must contribute their share. That means any cuts would have to come from other parts of counties’ budgets.
Read the full article at KPCCThe union that represents in-home caregivers will press to ensure that they 'have the best wages and benefits that allow them a quality standard of living,' according to SEIU Local 2015 Provisional President Laphonza Butler. 'We will continue to work with the Administration and counties to make sure that is the case,' she said in a statement.Click To Tweet