Posted by The Huron Hub April 24, 2020
Governor Whitmer on Thursday announced a temporary $2-per-hour pay raise for direct care workers providing Medicaid-funded in-home behavioral health and long-term care services to vulnerable residents during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The pay increase will apply to direct care workers providing Medicaid-funded in-home behavioral health and long-term care services for children and adults. The program will apply to services provided between April and June.
Whitmer said the initiative is part of ongoing efforts to support front-line health care workers risking their lives to protect the health and safety of vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
“It has never been more important to care for our most vulnerable residents, and these direct care health workers are risking their lives every day to make sure we continue to flatten the curve,” Governor Whitmer said. “It is our duty as Michiganders to ensure these front-line heroes have the financial support they need to continue doing their critical work while caring for themselves and their families.”