Dear Governor and Legislative Leader,
Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s seniors and people with disabilities need support to live at home and the number is growing. Overwhelmingly, people prefer to receive care at home instead of in an institution, but there are not enough home caregivers to meet the need. Home caregivers, seniors, people with disabilities, and community members call on our governor and state legislature to take steps to end this care crisis by:
- Making home care jobs good jobs, with a living wage of $15/hour and benefits
- Allowing more seniors and people with disabilities to receive care at home
- Ensuring consumers and home caregivers have a voice in improving home care
The time is now to build a home care system where attendants and consumers can live in dignity.
United Home Care Workers of Pennsylvania
1500 N 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17102