Adult Foster Homes

Who we are…
SEIU Local 503 represents approximately 3500 commercial and relative adult foster home providers who provide Medicaid services in their homes to low-income seniors and people with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. Services are provided 24/7 and include activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, mobility, toileting, feeding, medication management and cognition. Adult foster home owners provide services that allow their residents to live in a comfortable home setting with a sense of independence and dignity.


We’re on the move! Sign up for the SEIU Local 503 Campaign to Build Voter Power

This summer, SEIU care providers will once again take the state by storm! From Bend to Lincoln City and Eugene to Medford, care providers are planning to reach out to fellow workers to sign them up for membership, build political …

Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors & People with Disabilities Lobby Day February 5th, 2014

Join the Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors & People with Disabilities to advocate for Oregon’s home and community-based services and overall long-term care system at the Capitol in Salem.  SEIU continues to be a strong voice at the Capitol.  Bring your …

Adult Foster Home contract ratified!

We are happy to announce that the tentative agreement for our 2013-2015 union contract has been ratified by AFH members with overwhelming support. We hope you share the pride we feel in the substantial improvements to the contract (Click here …

SCHEDULED RATIFICATION MEETING IN YOUR AREA

SCHEDULED RATIFICATION MEETING IN YOUR AREA Area Meeting Location Date & Time RSVP to: Eastern Oregon    SEIU, Local 503 Office920 SW Frazer, Ste 120, Pendleton, OR Wed, Aug 28 2:00-4:00pm Denise Bailey 541.276.4983 Portland Metro    Holiday Inn Express9707 …

Tentative Agreement for a new Adult Foster Home Contract

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL Adult Foster Home Providers in Oregon! July 31st was a historic day for Adult Foster Home providers.  After seven months of bargaining we reached a tentative agreement with the State of Oregon that makes significant improvements for …

Victory for Oregonians with developmental disabilities

Big victory for SEIU care providers and Oregonians with developmental disabilities! Two bills designed to improve services for people with developmental disabilities passed the House and Senate and are headed to Governor for signing. Senate Bill 559A, which will give …

AFH bargaining kicks off!

Our elected Adult Foster Home Bargaining Team met with the State on January 25th to start negotiations for our next union contract. Starting next week, the newly elected Oregon Legislature will convene at the Capitol. Our advocacy in protecting funding …

Congratulations to the 2013 Adult Foster Home bargaining team!

Congratulations to the elected AFH bargaining team! District 1: Lana Eszler-Team Member Regina Valentine- Alternate District 2: N/A District 3: Kathleen Howard- Team Member N/A- Alternate District 4: N/A District 5: Debbie Schriener- Team Member Erin Whitset- Alternate District 6: …

Care Providers celebrate at Holiday Dinner Party

Care Providers and their families celebrated an amazing year for homecare and personal support workers at their 4th Annual Holiday Dinner Party held Dec. 1, 2012 in Salem. Participants, greeted by Mrs. Santa, took time to enjoy one another’s company, …

Olmstead, DD rights protected (update from WA court case)

Here’s some good news for care providers. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced that she won’t appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to defend budget cuts she sought in 2011.An appeal to the Roberts Court would have placed Olmstead …

New Union Contract Protects
Adult Foster Home APD & AMH Provider Rates

We’re happy to announce that our new union contract protects Aging and Physically Disabled (APD) and Adult Mental Health (AMH) providers from any across-the-board rate cuts. After eighteen months of fighting for a fair contract the State finally backed off a 16% rate cut for APD providers!

Arbitration Decision Issued on Rates—Critical Update

Stephanie Krohn, DD Provider, Rogue River After more than eighteen months of tough negotiations, we just received notice that the Arbitrator has unfortunately decided in favor of the State’s proposal for a 6% rate cut for DD providers effective October …

AFH Developmental Disabilities providers have already won in new contract

Continuing Education Training: We made significant progress around access to training hours for providers. The State agreed to a plan to put FREE trainings online for all state-mandated training requirements within twelve months of contract implementation. Rate Transparency: We established …

Care providers turning up heat in summertime community visits

This summer, care providers have been taking the state by storm! From Bend to Lincoln City and Eugene to Medford, care providers have been reaching out to fellow workers to sign them up for membership, build political power through our …

Register for Local Officers Training

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We’re On the Move! Building Voter Power!

Does this sound familiar? A client is told her service hours will be cut.  A mom struggles to figure out how to work and find care for her child after she is removed from the state’s subsidized child care program. …

Adult Foster Home Local 858 Election Results

This is the official posting of Local 858 Adult Foster Home Council election results. Winners will individually confirm acceptance of the position and the membership status will be verified to determine eligibility. 2012-2014 Adult Foster Home Council Statewide Officers: The …

Important Local 858 Election Notice

You may have recently received a ballot for AFH Local 858 officer elections.  We have discovered an error in the distribution of the ballots, so the election will be rerun. Please see below for important details regarding the positions and timelines …

Developmental Disabilities lobby day

On February 16, people from around the state came together for our first-ever lobby day focusing on legislation affecting people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Homecare workers and adult foster home providers were joined by consumers to meet …

President’s Day Is Our Day at the Capitol

How should the legislature cover a revenue shortfall? Not with layoffs and service cuts. That’s the message thousands of SEIU 503 members and our allies plan to deliver at a Day of Action in Salem Mon., Feb 20. When it …