Home Care


More than 50,000 home care workers are united in SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana. Every day, we provide essential care that helps keep tens of thousands of seniors and people with disabilities healthy and in their homes and communities.
SEIU Healthcare members work as Personal Assistants in the Illinois Department of Human Services/Office of Rehabilitation Services, and as home care aides at agencies across Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Since 1983—when home care was a minimum-wage job, with no benefits–home care workers have fought for and won living wages and healthcare for home care workers, protected quality home care for seniors and people with disabilities from state budget cuts, and to expand home care to more consumers.
Every day, more home health aides in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri are joining the growing movement of caregivers for quality home care for all consumers, and living wages, healthcare and respect for the home care workforce.

BREAKING NEWS: DORS Personal Assistants & MHH Workers Vote to Approve Historic Contract

Thousands of DORS PAs and Maintenance Home Health workers recently voted on our tentative agreement we reached with the State of Illinois and 99.9% said YES to approve the new contract! Our DORS Bargaining team fought hard to secure a …

Aspectos destacados del Acuerdo provisional para asistentes personales de DORS

  AUMENTOS DE SALARIOS ¡Ganamos aumentos que aumentarán los salarios de los Asistentes personales a $17.25 / hora para diciembre de 2022! PROTEGE NUESTRO SEGURO DE SALUD Protegimos nuestro seguro de salud sin deducible sin costos de prima para miles …

Aspectos destacados del Acuerdo provisional para asistentes personales de DORS y trabajadores de MHH

AUMENTOS DE SALARIOS ¡Ganamos aumentos que aumentarán los salarios de los Asistentes personales a $17.25 / hora para diciembre de 2022! PROTEGE NUESTRO SEGURO DE SALUD Protegimos nuestro seguro de salud sin deducible sin costos de prima para miles de …

Highlights of the Tentative Agreement for DORS Personal Assistants

WAGE INCREASES We won increases that will raise Personal Assistants’ wages to $17.25/hr by December 2022! PROTECTED OUR HEALTH INSURANCE We protected our deductible-free health insurance with no premium costs for thousands of DORS workers that qualify. PAID TRAINING We won …

Highlights of the Tentative Agreement for DORS PAs & MHH Workers

WAGE INCREASES We won increases that will raise Personal Assistants’ wages to $17.25/hr by December 2022! PROTECTED OUR HEALTH INSURANCE We protected our deductible-free health insurance with no premium costs for thousands of DORS workers that qualify. PAID TRAINING We won …

Our Last Home Care Membership Meetings of 2019

Saturday, November 16 Chicago: 10 a.m. 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. Prairie State College Conference Center Rm. 1322 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL Rockford: 10 a.m. 4920 E. State St., Rockford, IL Springfield: …

Help at Home Illinois Workers Reach Class Action Grievance Victory!

¡Para leer este mensaje en español, por favor presione aquí! We’re celebrating another victory for SEIU home care workers! We are happy to announce that we have reached a settlement with Help at Home over raises they incorrectly implemented for …

October Home Care Membership Meetings Across Illinois

  Saturday, October 26 Chicago: 10 a.m. 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. Prairie State College Conference Center Rm. 1322 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL Rockford: 10 a.m. 4920 E. State St., Rockford, IL …

Don’t Miss the Next Home Care Membership Meeting in August!

Our hard work continues to pay off, but we’ve got more work ahead! Stay informed by making sure you don’t miss our next home care membership meeting in your area. Meet fellow home care aides in your community and let’s keep up our …

SEIU #HCIIMK10For10

Updated 08/01/19 Over the past 10 years, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas members have fought numerous battles to build a better world both in our workplaces and in our communities. Over the next few weeks we’ll unveil 10 videos that …

Don’t Miss the Latest News at Our July Home Care Membership Meetings

Monday, July 8 Charleston: 6:30pm Charleston VFW 1821 20th St., Charleston, IL Saturday, July 13 Dixon: 1:00 p.m. Foursquare Church 103 E. Morgan St., Dixon, IL Tuesday, July 16 Decatur: 6:00 p.m. McDonald’s 962 W. Eldorado St., Decatur, IL Saturday, …

The Minimum Wage in Chicago & Cook County is Going Up July 1, 2019!

We marched. We rallied. We shared our stories. We took direct action. And we won higher wages across Chicago and Cook County! On July 1, 2019 the minimum wage will increase in Chicago and in Cook County. -Chicago minimum wage …

BREAKING: Back Pay for Personal Assistants to be Released on 6/28

BREAKING NEWS FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS! We are very happy to announce that we have received confirmation from the State that the more than $30 million in back pay that is owed to Illinois Personal Assistants will be released this Friday, …

Raise Chicago Ordinance Would Boost Wages for 400,000 Chicagoans

Aldermen, Workers, Labor Organizations, and Community Groups Urge an Increase of Minimum Wage to $15 by 2021 CHICAGO – Led by Ald. Sophia King, workers, labor groups, and community advocates came together today to urge the passage of the Raise …

What SEIU Members Achieved this Legislative Session in Illinois

Sunday marked the end of this spring’s legislative session in Illinois and it was a whirlwind of progress and victories for SEIU Healthcare members! Home care, child care, nursing home, and hospital members stepped up and got involved like never before, …

Don’t Miss Our June Home Care Meetings!

June Home Care Membership Meetings Our hard work continues to pay off, but we’ve got more work ahead! Stay informed and make sure you attend our next home care membership meeting in your area. We’ve got updates for all Illinois …

BREAKING: Fair Tax Amendment Will Allow Much-Needed Change to Illinois Tax Rate

The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on the Illinois Senate passage of the resolution to put the Fair Tax amendment on the ballot: “We applaud the leadership shown by the Illinois Senate today in …

Don’t Miss Our May Home Care Membership Meetings!

Our home care monthly membership meetings are just around the corner! We fought and we won! Personal Assistants will see 48-cent raises on paychecks this month for hours worked in April, the overtime policy is no longer being enforced, and …

State Senator Chris Belt Participates in “Walk a Day in My Shoes” Event with Local Senior & Caregiver as Push for Higher Wages for Illinois Home Care Aides Gains Momentum

30,000 Home Care Aides and 100,000 Seniors in the Community Care Program to Benefit from Efforts to Stabilize Workforce East St. Louis – Home care aides that serve Illinois seniors through the Community Care Program (CCP) are calling on the …

BREAKING: Fair Tax Amendment Will Allow Much-Needed Change to Illinois Tax Rate

The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on the resolution to put the Fair Tax amendment on the ballot: “The resolution to put the Fair Tax amendment on the ballot is a welcome first step …