MOC Op-ed is Clarion Call for Living Wage Standard for In-Home Health Workers

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For many neighbors, it is a top priority to stay in their Marin County homes as they age. Figuring out how to do so is a question keeping some of us up at night.

It was a focus of the Marin Organizing Committee (MOC) when it formed the Aging and Disability Team. The group is tasked with figuring out how to make that wish a reality. As a team member, I learned a lot.

A key element to staying in your home is the ability to have care. For those in lower economic brackets, it is the ability to have support from the In-Home Supportive Services workers. These caregivers show up for people in the most vulnerable moments of their lives, yet our county pays them less than they would make at a fast food restaurant.

Marin Voice: In-Home Health Workers Need a Path to Higher WagesMarin Independent Journal [pdf]