Family Eldercare closing In-Home Care Program After 25 Years of Service
We have made the difficult decision to close our In-home Care services program, effective October 31, 2020, after 25 years of providing older adults and adults with disabilities personalized care at home. The decision was not an easy one, but necessary based on several factors, including unduly burdensome state and federal requirements, the struggle to recruit care attendants, the reimbursement shortfalls from Medicaid and new barriers to providing service in a pandemic environment.
We’ve worked diligently to ensure clients and staff impacted by our program closure receive the support they need. All former clients and care attendants have transitioned to other programs.
Although one significant chapter in our organization’s history is closing, we are presented with a unique opportunity to shift our focus to advocating for better care for the communities we serve and fair wages for those who care for them. The current system is failing both clients and caregivers. This must change. Our shift away from providing this direct service further strengthens our desire to serve as a catalyst for much-needed reform.
Family Eldercare remains steadfast in helping build a community where people can safely age in place, with dignity and independence, and where essential workers in our community receive fair wages.
We encourage our stakeholders to stand with us in support of our efforts. We invite you to watch the video below to learn more about our program’s history, the current issues at hand, and sign-up to join our efforts to influence change.