Direct Care Worker Wage Update

We are excited to share with you a recent update on the COVID Direct Worker Pay.  The Michigan Senate and House of Representatives approved the Omnibus Budget Bill for the state fiscal year 2024, which begins October 1, 2023, and goes through September 30, 2024.

Beginning on October 1, 2023, the following employees will receive an increase to their current wage.

Direct Care Worker Wage Increase: $3.20/hour

Direct care workers will receive an $0.85 per hour raise, which is in addition to the $2.35 direct care worker wage increase that CNAs, LPNs, RNs, and Respiratory Therapists currently receive.  This brings the total wage increase for direct care workers employed in skilled nursing facilities to $3.20 per hour.

Non-Clinical Staff Wage Increase: $0.85/hour

The new 2024 fiscal budget expands the wage increase to non-clinical nursing staff at long-term care facilities.  Non-clinical staff will receive a $0.85 per hour raise.

Positions eligible for the wage increase include:

  • Housekeeping Aide
  • EVS Technician
  • Laundry Aide
  • Dietary Aide
  • Cook
  • Health Information Coordinator
  • Social Services (non-exempt)
  • Recreation Aide

We are pleased the wage increase has expanded to the non-clinical staff members that provide compassionate care to our residents and patients every day in the critical roles they perform for Mission Point Healthcare Services.

 Sarah Buchanan
VP of Human Resources