PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care--by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.
An independent evaluation of the Homecare Aide Workforce Initiative found that the home care aides who graduated from the program were more satisfied with their jobs and more likely to stay on them.
Gov. Cuomo's 2015-16 budget proposal contains several elements designed to strengthen the home care workforce, but PHI has "grave concerns" about a provision that would make the Medicaid Global Cap permanent.
The poverty-level wages earned by the home care workforce in the U.S. degrades care quality for millions of elders and people with disabilities, a PHI report argues.