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Human service professionals are crucial to supporting people with disabilities in the community. To recognize the accomplishments and contributions made by direct support professionals to people with disabilities, RCO in Luverne and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (...
Direct care workers Dave Vis and Whitney Oye help Casey Van Engelenhoven with his upright brace Thursday morning, March 2, at Rock County Opportunities in Luverne. Vis and Oye are among a dozen workers at RCO whose wages have been suppressed by low Medicare reimbursement rates.
Direct care personnel play a critical role in the wellbeing of vulnerable adults, but it’s hard to hire and retain quality workers when wages are low. Rock County Opportunities Inc. in Luverne is fortunate to have quality workers, but enticing them to stay has been difficult, according to director...
Rock County Opportunities Director Beth Bartels is asking for community support to lobby against a proposed rate change by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Bartels brought the issue to Rock County Commissioners Sept. 6 after state officials were not able to assist in lobbying to stop the...
Officials with Rock County Opportunities (RCO) gave notice last month terminating a more than 20-year employment cooperation agreement with Ketterling Services Inc. Ketterling handles the collection of the single-stream recycling program for residents of Luverne and drop-off points in Rock County....
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