Event Title

Track 5: Elder Care – Home Health Care Workforce: Improving Wages and Benefits

Start Date

11-18-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

11-18-2016 2:30 PM

Description

Home care workers provide an invaluable service of care to our families and communities as they care for our seniors, yet they struggle to care for their own families because of low wages. Low wages perpetuate high burnout and turnover, strain the home care system and jeopardize these critical services. This panel will discuss the issue of home health care wages and benefits in terms of the policies of the US Department of Labor and the experiences of home health care providers in Massachusetts and Maine.

Moderator:

Amy Gallant, State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Maine

Panelists:

Laura Fortman, Deputy Administrator, Wage and House Division, Department of Labor

Pat Kelleher, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts

Mollie Baldwin, Home Care Alliance of Maine

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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

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Nov 18th, 1:00 PM Nov 18th, 2:30 PM

Track 5: Elder Care – Home Health Care Workforce: Improving Wages and Benefits

Home care workers provide an invaluable service of care to our families and communities as they care for our seniors, yet they struggle to care for their own families because of low wages. Low wages perpetuate high burnout and turnover, strain the home care system and jeopardize these critical services. This panel will discuss the issue of home health care wages and benefits in terms of the policies of the US Department of Labor and the experiences of home health care providers in Massachusetts and Maine.

Moderator:

Amy Gallant, State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Maine

Panelists:

Laura Fortman, Deputy Administrator, Wage and House Division, Department of Labor

Pat Kelleher, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts

Mollie Baldwin, Home Care Alliance of Maine