Category: Homecare


DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS VETOED

In what may be a victim of election season politics, a landmark bill dubbed “The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights,” Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s AB 889 at the last minute on Sunday 9/30/12, stalling efforts to provide…

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CHANGES ARE COMING TO HEALTHCARE

ON MEDICARE?  ON MEDI-CAL?  ON BOTH? BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO CLIENTS & CONSUMERS WHO RECEIVE HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL SUPPORTS THROUGH MEDI-CAL ONLY OR MEDICARE & MEDI-CAL. A new super agency, called the Administration for Community Living, was created in…

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AB 889 GOES TO BROWN FOR SIGNATURE

ASSEMBLY OK’s OVERTIME PAY, REST BREAKS FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS Legislation that would give California’s domestic workers such as housekeepers and nannies overtime pay, rest periods and other state labor protections was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday for either a signature…

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Joni Rowe, Unsung Hero

On her rural property east of Redding, a lone wheelchair by the road alerts visitors they’re nearing the home of Joni Rowe.  It’s a fitting yard ornament. For a dozen years, Rowe has seen to it that people in need…

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NEW BUDGET REALITIES IN CALIFORNIA

DREADFUL CUTS MAY STILL COME AFTER NOVEMBER VOTE CALIFORNIA HAS A BUDGET, ON TIME AND FULL OF HOPE(FUL ASSUMPTIONS) Governor Jerry Brown signed the budget bill for 2012-13 into law on June 27.  What will be the effects on people…

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