PHI 2013 Resources in Review
In 2013, PHI developed an array of new resources and updated others in its ongoing effort to transform eldercare and disability services, fostering dignity, respect, and independence — for all who receive care, and all who provide it.
Below are some highlights that can be found on the PHI website – upgraded earlier this year to be more user friendly.
Coaching and Consulting Services
The redesigned PHI Coaching and Consulting Services (CCS) website makes it easier to learn about the team’s Services, the PHI Coaching Approach and its Outcomes, and Culture Change. Best Practices and Case Studies about the direct-care workforce can be found on the site, along with archived CCS blog posts on practice news. Learn how (pdf) PHI is helping providers improve quality of care, quality of jobs, and quality of life within and across settings.
Workforce Curriculum and Development
PHI, an expert at developing engaging, activity-based curricula for entry-level, in-service, and advanced trainings for all direct-care occupations, has made several PHI Curricula available online. Learn more (pdf) about the department’s services for employers, policymakers, training organizations, and advocates.
State Data Center: Updated with the most recent state data on the direct-care workforce in easy-to-read, downloadable charts and expanded to include training standards in each state for these occupations.
Personal Care Aide Training Requirements in each state have been documented, analyzed, and posted online in the revised Training Requirements section which also tracks state training standards for home health aides and nurse aides.
PHI Fact Sheets on the Direct-Care Workforce:
- FACTS 1 — Occupational Projections for Direct-Care Workers 2010-2020 (Feb 2013 update)
- FACTS 3 — Who Are Direct-Care Workers? (November 2013 Update)
- Infographic: The Direct-Care Worker at a Glance (November 2013 Update)
Companionship Exemption: From policy briefs to fact sheets and an interactive map on the impact of the new rule on each state, the PHI Campaign for Fair Pay site has new and updated resources to keep home care stakeholders informed about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule to revise the companionship exemption. Materials also counter false truths and misconceptions about how the rule will impact workers, providers, consumers, and state Medicaid programs.
- FLSA Facts: Understanding the Revised Companionship Exemption
- MAP: The Expansion of Labor Protections by State
- Value the Care, No.2 (pdf): “Companionship Exemption” Strengthens Jobs and Care…
- Value the Care, No.3 (pdf): “Companionship” Rule will Not Make Care Too Expensive
- Value the Care, No.4 (pdf): Separating the myths from the facts
- Value the Care, No.5 (pdf): Growing Home Care Industry Can Afford Basic Labor Protections for Workers
- Value the Care, No 6 (pdf): Home Care Jobs: The Straight Facts on Hours Worked
- Value the Care, No.7 (pdf): High-hour Consumers in the California IHSS program
- Value the Care, No.8 (pdf): Extending FLSA to home care aides: Impact on Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports
- We can’t wait!: Americans Speak Out for Fair Pay for Home Care Workers
- Michigan, Get Covered Now! Information and resources to help direct-care workers and their employers understand how to access affordable health coverage.
- Findings from Medicaid Home and Community-Based Provider Organization Surveys, Executive Summary
- Executive Summary of Self-Determination Worker Surveys
PHI New York
- Medicaid Redesign Watch #2: The Impending Threat to the NYC Home Care System
- Medicaid Redesign Watch #3: Improving New York’s Home Care Aide Training System
National Clearinghouse on the Direct-Care Workforce
The Clearinghouse is America’s premier online library for materials related to the direct-care workforce. The site – updated regularly – can be searched by keywords, or browsed by topic or resource type.
News on the Direct-Care Workforce
A new feature on the PHI website makes it possible to receive PHI alerts when direct-care workforce news breaks on specific topics or in a particular state. Create an account to receive these targeted PHI news alerts. To view the media’s coverage of the direct-care workforce this past year, visit the PHI Media Center.
— by Deane Beebe