Future of Home Care Workforce Caught in State Budget Snafus

Impasses over state budgets in Illinois and California are threatening to stymie those states’ home health care workforces during a crucial period of growth for the industry. The Illinois House earlier this month voted to approve an $817 million spending plan that would temporarily fund cash-starved universities and other programs, according to the Associated Press. […]

Home Care Overtime Restriction Ruling Suspended

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has suspended a policy that restricted overtime hours for home care workers in the state just before an industry union prepared to file a class action lawsuit challenging the policy. The Illinois Department of Human Services implemented the overtime restriction in May, mandating that home care workers in Illinois’ Home Services […]