Legislature includes 'Fair Pay for Home Care' in budget proposals

March 14, 2022

In an unprecedented move, the New York state Senate and Assembly revealed their one-house budgets over the weekend with provisions to fully fund the Fair Pay for Home Care Act. The bill would raise the minimum wage for home care workers (including consumer-directed workers) to up to $22.50 an hour. Home health aides currently make as little as $13.20 an hour upstate. With wages higher at grocery stores and fast-food chains, scores of aides have left the industry. Read the full article here