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Home Health Aides and Personal Care Assistants: Scope of Practice Regulations and Their Impact on Care

July 1, 2019

This report provides an overview of home care aide roles and regulations in California, compared with other states. It then investigates the impact of these regulations on access to care, care quality, and cost. Conclusions include a description of the home care aide landscape in California.

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Key Takeaways

There is limited research on expanding home care aide scope of practice.
Home care workers are capable of taking on more responsibility, including tasks delegated by a nurse.
Allowing nurse delegation may reduce unnecessary tasks and nurse home visits.

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