Gov. Rauner Proposes Nearly $200 Million in Budget Cuts for Community Care Program

Community Care

By Shen Wu Tan Gov. Rauner’s second budget proposed to cut nearly $200 million from the Community Care Program, which provides homecare services for seniors. If passed, these budget cuts would impact approximately 44,000 seniors according to the Service Employees International Union Healthcare. “The Community Care program is a trusted program that has kept seniors […]

Overtime Policy Leaves Home Care Patients and Workers Fretting

Conn with dogs

By Shen Wu Tan David Conn was only 22 years old in 1990 when he was hit by a car in Nashville, Tenn. Rushed to Nashville Memorial Hospital, Conn suffered both physical and mental injuries from the accident. He lay in a coma in a hospital bed for more than six months. “It’s not like […]