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12/8/21  11:50 am
Commenter: Cat Emerson

Pay Increases for Waiver Providers Please!
 

We have been without care for nearly 3 years! Why go through the hours and hours necessary incredulous hassles to qualify a child for assisted care if there are no staff to do it? This entire system for children with disabilities is so very broken. Please streamline it. We are under enough stress already with no help. Nobody knew the minimum wage was going up to $15? The best way to alleviate the lack of help and stress on family caregivers is to continue to pay them (family caregivers) but still, many require additional help like 24 hour care, and we need PEOPLE to help do that. The only way to do that is a competitive wage. Our children deserve it!

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