Support Adult Foster Home Workers - Demand Funding for Higher Wages

Jesse Anderson, OHA, State Plan Manager

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is proposing to amend the Medicaid State Plan to add a 10% enhanced wage add-on for Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) providers and nursing facilities whose base rate for caregivers is $15.00/hour. Adult Foster Homes are currently excluded from this proposed amendment simply because they were omitted from proposed rule language. We have time to submit public comment on these proposed changes, urging decision-makers to include Adult Foster Home providers in provisions that support our ability to pay our staff competitive wages.

Please complete and sign before Wednesday, October 13th. We encourage you to share this petition with your staff, residents, families, or community partners so they can add their comments as well. You can also share your personal story in the comments section! Stories help strengthen our message!

Our caregivers deserve better, our residents deserve better, and we deserve better! Make your voice heard with us by adding your feedback in support of AFH inclusion in the proposed HCBS wage add-on.

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To: Jesse Anderson, OHA, State Plan Manager
From: [Your Name]

My loved one lives in an Adult Foster Home (AFH). The owners and staff here work hard to provide great care. This service is critical to our community. My loved one deserves the best and most qualified caregiver this home can provide. Without being included in this program, I fear that the providers may not be able to attract reasonably qualified caregivers for my loved one. You must include AFH’s in the enhanced wage add-on program approved by the Oregon Legislature to support Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) providers and nursing facilities