Hey Sharon I work with a group of nurses, cnas, case managers, and we want to unite with HHAs for better pay, benefits, and better working conditions. A lot of people are in your situation!!! Please get in touch. We want to bring as many people as possible together united. The group I am part of is called florence johnston collective and we have a blog at florencejohnstoncollective.wordpress.com. We are not a non-profit or a company, we are all volunteer and all working other healthcare or low-wage work and saw the need to get together. This is an article we wrote about the future of HHA work (below). Please call or email us! florencejohnstoncollective @ gmail . com [spaces included here to avoid spam]
Home Health Aides: The Future of Health Care and the Future of Struggle
With the recent hospital closures and cuts, many of us are wondering what is the future of health care in the U.S.? Many are arguing that the site for care is shifting from state-funded institutions that service all of society to a two-tiered system of health care: a top tier of private clinics and specialists who care for the rich, and bottom tier of low-paid workers who care for the poor in the home. Since most of us are workers, we can look forward to the latter.
The Department of Labor has noticed this trend, noting that home health aides (HHAs) are expected to have the fastest job growth of any sector in through 2020. However, just because there are more jobs in this sector does not mean those jobs will be filled, especially considering the horrendous working conditions HHAs find themselves in.(read the rest here: florencejohnstoncollective.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/home-health-aides-the-future-of-health-care-and-the-future-of-struggle/)