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.

Illinois Must Invest In-NOT Defund-Home Healthcare for Seniors, People With Disabilities

Caregiving Coalition Budget Response to the Governor’s Budget Address: SPRINGFIELD-Following is the joint statement of Illinois Caring Across Generations, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, Access Living, Jane Addams Senior Caucus and SEIU Healthcare …

Gov. Rauner’s Budget is Out-of-Whack

SPRINGFIELD-Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s FY 2019 Budget Address: “Gov. Bruce Rauner is probably best known for using the budget process to take Illinois hostage for his non-budgetary political demands. …

Gubernatorial Campaigns Discuss Home Care, CCP Program at Senior Forum

Four campaigns vying for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor appeared at a forum in Springfield at Senior Services of Central Illinois to discuss their stances on long term care for seniors, Medicaid, pensions, home care services, and more. Over …

Poor People’s Campaign Kicks off in Illinois & Missouri

In 1968, Martin Luther King started a Poor People’s Campaign to end poverty. Today, 50 years later, SEIU members, faith leaders, and community members are renewing the fight. We’re fighting so home care, child care, hospital, and nursing home workers …

New Contract Ratified at Family Home Services

We are excited to announce that SEIU members at Family Home Services unanimously voted YES to approve our new contract! Our raises and the first installment of our back pay will be on February 16 paychecks. Here’s a quick recap …

February Illinois Home Care Membership Meetings

Saturday, February 24 South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. at the Harvey Community Center, 15320 Center Ave., Harvey, IL Chicago: 10 a.m. at our SEIU office, 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL Rockford: 10 a.m. at our SEIU office, 4920 E. State …

SEIU Healthcare Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

Lead, Fight, Win! All SEIU Healthcare members are invited to join us at the meeting happening in your area where we will discuss opportunities, challenges, and fights ahead in 2018. Now is the time to get excited and focused on …

2018 Home Services Program Payroll Schedules

Click here to view the payroll schedule in English: CY2018_English_HSP-Payroll-Schedule   Click here to view the payroll schedule in Spanish: CY2018_Spanish_HSP-Payroll-Schedule Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

BREAKING: Rauner’s veto of HB 1424 ruins holiday season for thousands of seniors

For Immediate Release Friday, December 29, 2017 Contact: james.muhammad@seiuhcil.org The following statement was released by Terri Harkin, Director, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Home Care Division and the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the veto of House Bill 1424 by …

Over 99% of Addus Home Care Aides Vote YES to Approve New Contract

We are proud to announce that over 99% of Addus Illinois home care aides voted YES to approve our new agreement! Last week, Addus home care aides received our new raises and our retro pay back to August 1, 2017. …

Issues with Help at Home Raises and Retro Pay

Thanks to our hard work in Springfield and at the bargaining table, our union won raises and other improvements for HAH workers! We won a raise of $.73/ hour retro to August 1st (based on the wage we earned on …

Enough is Enough: People with Disabilities, Caregivers, Advocates Call on Rauner Administration to Halt Suspensions under Draconian DHS Overtime Policy

People with disabilities and their caregivers rallied at the Thompson Center in Chicago Thursday afternoon to denounce Governor Rauner’s punitive DHS overtime policy, which includes a ‘three-strikes-and-you’re-out” approach to violations that could suspend hundreds of caregivers (effectively terminating them), as …

ICYMI: Nov. 29 DORS TTH Recap

DORS Overtime Policy Updates On August 1, despite outcry from people with disabilities, caregivers, and advocates, the State moved forward with implementation of their flawed overtime policy. This harmful policy caps hours at 45 hours per week for Personal Assistants …

Ho-ho-NO: Ominous Holidays in Store for People with Disabilities as Caregivers Face Suspensions Under Draconian Rauner OT Policy

Illegally-implemented rules threaten workforce, cause anxiety, threaten bankruptcies and homelessness as promises made go unmet Chicago – Exactly as advocates have warned for two years, the Rauner administration’s illegally implemented overtime policy for the DHS Home Services Program for people …

December Membership Meetings for Illinois Home Care Workers

STATEWIDE SEIU HOME CARE MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 South Suburbs – 9:30 a.m. at the Harvey Community Center at 15320 Center Street, Harvey, IL Chicago – 10 a.m. at our union office at 2229 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL …

BREAKING: Tentative Agreement Reached with Help at Home in Illinois

Our elected statewide bargaining team at Help at Home in Illinois just reached a Tentative Agreement with management for our new raises that we won in the state budget! Thanks to our hard work in Springfield and at the bargaining table, …

Rauner “Applauds” Plan to Cut His Own Taxes to be Paid for By Cuts to Healthcare and Tax Hikes on Working Families

Chicago – On Wednesday, Governor Rauner went on the record to support Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans’ tax plan, saying, “I’m applauding Congress. I hope they come through.” That plan would net Rauner an estimated $300 million in tax breaks …

Democratic Governor Candidates Answer Questions From HCII Members

Five potential Democratic nominees for Illinois governor came to our headquarters on Chicago’s South Side to answer questions and talk about their vision for Illinois future as it relates to our members in November. JB Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Tio Hardiman, …

November is National Family Caregivers Month

“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” …

Senior Care Protection Bill Heads to Gov. Rauner’s Desk

Bill On Way Amid Continued Threat of Massive Cuts & 2nd-Class Service Is it the Last Thanksgiving In Their Own Homes for 1000s of Illinois Seniors?  SPRINGFIELD-As evidence mounts that his administration STILL is seeking ways to enact massive cuts …