Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is proposing to amend the Medicaid State Plan to add a 10% enhanced wage add-on for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) providers, and nursing facilities whose base rate for caregivers is above $15.00/hour. Adult Foster Homes are currently excluded from this proposed amendment!
Please help us support our caregivers!
The State has set aside COVID relief money specifically designed to support home and community based care providers (like our homes) to pay higher starting wages.
Rather than including adult foster homes, the state has yet again left us behind and is instead prioritizing larger facilities.
The state must hear from us that this critical money should include homes like ours!
Your support could see The State enabling us to compete with larger facilities’ starting wages.

If you are a caregiver, family member of a resident, or resident in an adult foster home:
I support AFHs

If you are a foster home provider:
I am a provider

Many nursing-home workers simply don’t look at the elderly as mature adults, but as children who must be policed out of fear of legal or medical repercussion. Most facilities do not train their staff to see residents as sexual beings. Older adults are much more forthcoming than you might think. Keep in mind that the love of children and grandchildren can’t satisfy a person’s needs for love, romance and companionship.There are all kinds of implications with this, of course…

Facing the challenges of finding appropriate long term care is difficult enough without the complication of being evicted from your home.

Moving a loved one into a nursing home can be difficult. Getting settled in a new environment, surrounded by strangers, is a challenge for anyone, often made harder if the person has cognitive impairment. Once the transition is made, family members hope it will be a long-term solution. [Read more…]

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