I’m Tonya York, and I’m a home care worker in California. Home care workers fall under the category of low wage workers, and we have absolutely no financial security. They are also paid current which means if their client dies today, the paychecks stop today. And if they retire as a Home care worker some may not even qualify for social security. We are also paid poverty wages which makes it impossible to save money.
Over the next 20-30 years as the population ages, the need for Home care will have only grow; we need a plan. We can not expect for people to want to have careers as Home care workers if there is no financial security?