Did you know that many elderly and disabled individuals rely on the county to provide in home care by relatives friends and total strangers. Many of the tasks that these In Home Supportive Service (IHSS) workers preform are common everyday chores many of you take for granted. such as house cleaning, shopping, assisting with bathing, getting into and outta bed, using the toilet ect. these jobs provide employment to tens of thousands of people throughout Los Angeles County. These jobs help keep heathcare costs down and save Los Angeles millions of dollars every year as well as help keep thousands of adults in their homes as well as provide dignity to these adults.
From the IHSS website.
"The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps pay for services provided to low-income elderly, blind or disabled individuals, including children, so that they can remain safely in their own home. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
Some of the services that can be authorized through IHSS include: housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired."
Patrick Arthur O'Rourke
This petition closed almost 2 years ago
The problem is that the county doesn't pay these workers on time. Most have to wait months for a paycheck. The county receives Federal money to pay for these programs. County workers associated...
The problem is that the county doesn't pay these workers on time. Most have to wait months for a paycheck. The county receives Federal money to pay for these programs. County workers associated with IHSS get paid in a timely manner, why can't these paid volunteers be paid on time as well. I know of many that have not received their paycheck for 6 months or more!!! this is intolerable. These employees of the county should not have to wait so long to be paid. Please sign the petition and tell the county that all workers in the county should not have to wait 6 months for a paycheck that they work for every day. this is not a stipend...