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Category Archives: HomeCare Industry

The truth about breast cancer: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

To put this phenomenon in perspective, walk down the street of a typical neighborhood and count out 8 dwellings. Residing in one of them will be a woman who will become stricken with breast cancer.

As the most common form of cancer in women, striking women of all ages, National Breast Cancer Awareness is the ideal time to bring this epidemic to the fore.

In his 2016 Presidential Proclamation, Barack Obama had this to say:

“During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all those who lost their lives to breast cancer, and we recognize the courageous survivors who are still fighting for it. For these individuals, and for their loved ones who give their unwavering support during the most trying times, we recommit ourselves to the essential and necessary work of forging a future free from cancer in all its forms.”

Read more on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

At Your Home Familycare receives California Full License Status

Congratulations to At Your Home Familycare for being among the first select group of non-medical home care aide organizations in California to receive Full License Status from the Department of Social Services!

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San Diego Chapter of the American Lung Association

“Meeting Janell Wallace, Development Manager, Corporate for the American Lung Association San Diego Chapter at our corporate headquarters was a sincere pleasure, and we are pleased to be working with the Lung Association to potentially develop a partnership,” states Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare.

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California Department of Social Services Approved

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare is pleased to announce that her firm has been approved by the California Department of Social Services to legally operate in the State of California.

According to Edwards-Tate: “At Your Home Familycare is among a select number of home care organizations in California which opted to complete a full license application. We wish to thank the DSS for recognizing us as a quality provider of non-medical in-home care which helps to keep seniors, disabled, developmentally disabled and Veterans safely and independently in their own homes. We anticipate announcing our full licensed status soon.”

CAHSAH Action Alert June 12, 2014

CAHSAH_logoE-Alert | June 12, 2014

AB 1863 (Jones) Amended

Second Round of Calls & Letters

The DRA Licensure Bill, AB 1863 (Jones), is set to be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee on June 24 at 1:30 PM in the State Capitol.

Recent amendments have not addressed our concerns regarding the bill’s lack of consumer protections and CAHSAH maintains its âOppose Unless Amendedâ position on this measure.

It is critical that we advocate our opposition to the amended version of this measure prior to the hearing. Please contact all members of the Senate Human Services Committee (listed below) and ask that they vote “NO” on AB 1863 unless it is further amended to include real consumer protections.

In addition to calling, please fax a letter of opposition on AB 1863 to your Senate Member’s office. If you are faxing a letter, please also fax a copy to CAHSAH’s Policy Director, Jennifer Gabales at (916) 641-5881 to ensure that it is included in the bill’s analysis. CAHSAH will hand deliver a packet of member opposition letters to the Committee office on June 16.

A sample opposition letter can be accessed here

(http://www.cahsah.org/Documents/1813_1813_sample_member_amended_letter_for_senate_6_12_14.docx)

 

SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

Member – District – Party – Room – Phone – Fax

Senator Jim Beall (Chair) (http://senate.ca.gov/sd15) 15, D‚ 2068, (916) 651-4015, (916) 266-9350

Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) (http://senate.ca.gov/sd14) 14, R‚ 3076, (916) 651-4014, (916) 651-4914

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (http://senate.ca.gov/sd07) 7‚ D‚ 5035‚ (916) 651-4007‚ (916) 651-4907

Senator Carol Liu (http://senate.ca.gov/sd25) 25, D, 5097‚ (916) 651-4025‚ (916) 651-4925

Senator Mark Wyland (http://senate.ca.gov/sd38) 38, R‚ 4048‚ (916) 651-4038, (916) 651-4938

Thank you for your prompt response to this important Action Alert.

Action alert from Southern Caregiver Resource Center

SouthernCaregivers-logoA special action alert from our friends and colleagues at Southern Caregiver Resource Center!

Action Alert Update:
Need Calls to Key Budget Conference Committee Members
June 3-5, 2014

Click here to see the full action alert »

Call to Action! Sign our online petition today!

San Diego services for seniors, disabled, and other srvices and industries are set to be severely impacted by San Diego City Council’s President Todd Gloria’s proposed legislation to increase minimum wage beyond the already newly mandated, higher rates, while simultaneously imposing sick leave requirements beyond those required by law.

According to Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, “The home care industry in San Diego estimates that President Gloria’s proposal will be disastrous for private duty home care and supports. Additionally, I believe that all governmental funding sources we serve by caring for those most vulnerable with non-medical homecare, preventing costly institutional care, will be either impossible to provide, or necessitate severe cuts in programs and services.”

Sign our online petition today, and support our efforts to stop this detrimental action! (It is a simple process for you with major impact on our community.) Click here to sign »

Call President Gloria’s office today and register your opposition by phoning (619) 236-7787.

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare discusses the devastating local impact the federal shutdown has on seniors disabled, and small businesses

Shutdown could cost region $7M/week

San Diego County’s economic hit could be four times greater than the average region.

Read the full article here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/04/federal-shutdown-san-diego/

Disability Rights Activists Decry Federal Rules which Promote Institutionalization

The national disability rights group, ADAPT, decried the release of federal rules finalizing changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act “companionship exemption” because the changes will result in the unwanted institutionalization of people with disabilities.

“No matter what kind of propaganda the Obama administration manufactures to promote these rules as a victory for attendants and people with disabilities, the reality is that these rules will be devastating for citizens with disabilities who rely on Medicaid-funded home and community-based services for more than 40 hours of assistance per week,” said Bob Kafka, an organizer with ADAPT of Texas.

For more than a year, disability rights organizations have repeatedly raised concerns that the proposed rules would result in the institutionalization of people with disabilities.  In fact, these groups pointed out that the Department of Labor itself identified that institutionalization was an outcome of these rules multiple times in its own analysis of the proposed rules.  ADAPT reviewed the proposed rules and identified a dozen ways they would result in unwanted institutionalization.

In August, the disability community felt that Secretary of Labor Perez had understood their concerns and was planning to address them when he scheduled a listening session.  Despite the fact that disability rights organizations had urge the Obama administration to rethink these rules which were developed without the involvement of the Disability Community, the rules were finalized with only minor wording changes.

“Instead of addressing our issues, Secretary Perez and the Department of Labor steam-rolled over our community,” said Bruce Darling, an organizer with New York State ADAPT.  “The decisions were clearly already made. The entire listening session was a complete sham.  Secretary Perez should be ashamed of himself and we intend to hold him accountable.”

ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

More information about ADAPT and this issue can be found at

www.adapt.org and www.DOLoffMYbody.org

Private Duty Insider’s “Champion of National Code of Ethics”

In the Private Duty Homecare Association’s “Private Duty Insider” newsletter, February 2013 edition, Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, is featured as championing a national code of ethics for all private pay services.

Read the full article “Prepare for the future and give clients peace of mind by creating a code of ethics” here »