The vast majority of care recipients are exclusively receiving unpaid care from a family member, friend, or neighbor. The rest receive a combination of family care and paid assistance, or exclusively paid formal care.
Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the nature of the working relationship depends on mutual respect and dignity. On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore the dynamic and complex relationship of care receiving and giving.
- Camille Christian, home care provider and SEIU member
- Brenda Jackson, home care provider and SEIU member
- Patty Berne, co-founder and director, Sins Invalid
- Jessica Lehman, executive director, San Francisco Senior and Disability Action
- Kenzi Robi, president, San Francisco IHSS (In Home Supportive Services) Public Authority Governing Body
- Rachel Stewart, queer disabled woman passionate about disability and employment issues
- Alana Theriault, disability benefits counselor in Berkeley, California
- Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
- Alta Mae Stevens, in-home caregiver