Tag Archives: Oregon Home Care Commission

Caregivers to see increased wages, advanced training opportunities

Riding bareback through the wind, Nancy Uwekoolani struggled to hang on as her horse gained speed. But as the horse ran along a trail toward its barn, the 20-year-old went flying and landed badly on her back down a five-foot deep bank. Unable to do much more than crawl between the couch and the bathroom, […]
Read More »

‘Care’ Documentary: In-Home Workers Valued But Not Compensated

A new documentary on the in-home care industry, produced by native Oregonian Tony Heriza, shows the growing need for these workers and their general lack of a livable wage and benefits. Documentary film producer Tony Heriza first became aware of the vital work that in-home care aids perform when his own mother, who was living […]
Read More »

REBROADCAST: In-Home Care – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Tony Heriza, the producer of a new documentary about the growing industry of home care in America joins us. We also talk with Portland home care worker and SEIU union sublocal VP Joy’e Willman and Cheryl Miller with the Oregon Home Care Commission and give us their view of home care in Oregon. Source: REBROADCAST: The Names Of Our Stars | In-Home […]
Read More »

Website provides resources for homecare workforce

Aging & People with Disabilities and the Oregon Home Care Commission have launched a new tool for individuals seeking to join the homecare workforce. The site offers people the ability to register to attend a “New Worker Orientation.” The benefits of joining the homecare workforce include paid time off, health insurance, workers’ compensation, paid trainings […]
Read More »