April 26, 2019

Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate this morning voted 20-to-15 to advance SB19-238, Improve Wages and Accountability Home Care Workers, a bill sponsored by Senator Jessie Danielson (D-Wheat Ridge) and Senator Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) to increase wages for home care workers and improve health outcomes for the profession. The bill now heads back to the House for consideration of amendments.

“Home healthcare workers provide critical support to the most beloved members of our community. I’ve heard from many who care deeply about their work, but the low wages and lack of benefits make it difficult to make ends meet,” said Senator Danielson. “This bill reaffirms the importance of home healthcare workers and will help ensure they are properly compensated, benefitting both workers and patients alike.”

“Many families across Colorado rely on home care workers to look after their loved ones, and these workers should be paid appropriately for the hard work they do each and every day,” said Senator Moreno. “With this bill, we are working to ensure that home care workers can receive proper compensation.”

For more information on SB19-238, please visit  https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-238.