Direct Care Workers in the News

Punitive managers and overreliance on rigid rules foster bad patterns of interaction in nursing homes, harming resident care and staff satisfaction—but there are methods managers can use to encourage positive interactions between staff.

Delay the minimum wage and overtime rule for home care workers even longer? Home care workers deserve better, and so do consumers.

Watch Respect: The Joy of Aides, a wonderful 20-minute documentary by Eva Sweeney, a woman with CP, about how to hire and manage aides and what it’s like when a direct care worker and a client work well together.

Good news for home care worker wages: a 5% pay raise in Minnesota, home care workers fighting for fair wages all across America, and rallies in Cleveland and Boston, where home care workers are calling for a $15 minimum wage for their profession. 

California home care workers are celebrating a legislative win: no caps on the hours they can be paid for.

Sign up by June 20 for the virtual kick-off of The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care’s Nursing Home Staffing Public Awareness Campaign on June 24.

Looking to improve your advocacy skills? Consumer Voice is offering free state-based, in-person advocacy skills training starting next month. The window for applications closes on June 23.

A home care provider in the UK was ordered to repay staff £600,000 for unpaid travel time between clients.

Artist Mike Weber is traveling to Japan to exhibit his paintings, with the help of his direct support professional.