Officials Worry Counties Will Have To Pay Popular In-Home-Care Program’s Costs
A cost-control experiment could cause counties to have to pick up a much bigger share of the costs for the In-Home Supportive Services, which would be $623 million to start and almost $2 billion over six years.
East Bay Times:
Why In-Home Care For California's Needy Could Strain County Budgets
It’s hard to pronounce but easy to see what afflicts Kristine Loomis. Ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory disease affecting the spine, robbed Loomis of movement in her joints. The 60-year-old’s spine and hips are paralyzed and she can’t bend at the waist or the hips. ... [Loomis] relies on three caregivers who work in shifts to help her out of bed, use the bathroom and cook her meals. They’re reimbursed through In-Home Supportive Services, a government-funded program in California that pays for caregivers to help indigent clients. (Horseman, 4/10)