SEIU 775 Benefits Group Partners with SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes to Launch Caregiver Kicks

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25,000 slip resistant shoes to be distributed to caregivers throughout Washington State

SEIU 775 Benefits Group, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to improving the skills, health, and sustainability of the home care workforce, is partnering with SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes in order to offer slip resistant footwear to caregivers at no cost to them.

Managing Director of SEIU 775 Benefits Group’s Health Benefits Administration, Merissa Clyde adds, “Many of our caregivers have been injured on the job, or suffer back and leg pain. Slip resistant shoes are a proven solution that will help keep caregivers safer and more comfortable.”

Caregiver Kicks is an extension of an earlier pilot that demonstrated both the effectiveness of slip resistant shoes on the job in preventing slips, trips and falls, as well as a reported decrease in pain as a result of wearing Caregiver Kicks.

Barry Haines, National Sales Manager for SR Max offered the following statement: “SR Max is excited to be working directly with SEIU 775 Benefits Group in their Caregiver Kicks Program. I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working directly with the caregivers and explaining the program to them. The excitement and positive response from everyone show the appreciation of the health and welfare of the caregivers from SEIU 775 Benefits Group. Knowing SEIU 775 Benefits Group cares about keeping the them safe and comfortable while on the job made them especially pleased to be receiving their free shoes.

Caregiver Kicks is being offered by SEIU 775 Benefits Group as part of a new, union bargained benefit for caregivers. Slip resistant versions of Skechers, Reebok and New Balance are available in more than 70 styles. Any caregiver who is eligible for health benefits from SEIU 775 Benefits Group is also eligible for a pair of caregiver kicks.

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SEIU 775 Benefits Group is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to improving the skills, health and sustainability of the home care workforce. Leading with innovation and technology, SEIU 775 Benefits Group partners with government, labor and private industry ensuring that Washington home care workers have access to the skills and benefits they need to thrive. It serves nearly 50,000 caregivers through health and wellness programs and provides 20,000 caregivers with affordable, high-quality medical, prescription and dental plans. Based on enrollment, SEIU 775 Benefits Group is Washington’s second-largest educational institution, providing an estimated six million hours of essential home care training since 2001. By caring for those who care for others, SEIU 775 Benefits Group is leading the transformation of home care into a thriving career and helping prevent the looming care crisis.

SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes is a leading slip resistant shoe provider nationwide. The company is proud to carry over 150 styles of slip resistant shoes in a wide variety of brands. All shoes are independently tested and meet a minimum slip resistance level. With more options for t and construction, customers can and a shoe that is not only comfortable but slip resistant as well. The SR Max brand tests time and time again as the best slip resistant outsole on the market.

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