Support San Mateo home care workers

Come stand by our home care providers and show the San Mateo Board of Supervisors that you value the work our home care workers do on behalf of seniors and people with disabilities who live in San Mateo County. Our home care workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

When: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: San Mateo County Court House
400 County Center, Redwood City

San Mateo County has an aging population and a growing need for long-term care at home. The number of seniors over the age of 65 in the county is expected to increase by 72% by the year 2030. One in five people over the age of 65 will have a physical or mental disability.

San Mateo In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program helps these low-income families pay for the care their relatives need to live with dignity at home, instead of living in an institution which costs more money to taxpayers.

Unfortunately, the county hasn’t adequately invested in the IHSS program. Low hourly wages makes it more difficult to hire and retain the home care workers we need. Our home care workers haven’t had a wage increase in 10 years, and currently earn an average annual salary of $14,697. This is 60% below the self-sufficiency income.

Our home care workers are currently in the process of negotiating with San Mateo County Public Authority on their wages and benefits. Please come out tomorrow to show your solidarity and support.

Nothing will CHANGE without your SUPPORT.

It’s time to put our Community First. It’s time to take care of the people who take care of us. Now is the time for San Mateo County to invest in Quality Care @ Home. QC-at-H-heartIt’s About Our Future!

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