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Home Care Workers Interstate Differences in Training Requirements and Their Implications for Quality

Journal Article
October 1, 2013

This article summarizes interstate variation in home care worker training standards. The results find wide variation in training standards, with few states requiring orientations or continuing education.

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Key Takeaways

Slightly more than half of states require licensure for home care agencies.
Most states do not require continuing education for home care workers.
Required training content should be expanded.

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