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Medicaid Redesign Watch #3: Improving New York’s Home Care Aide Training System

September 1, 2013

This report focuses on changes the New York State Department of Health has made to the Home Health Aide Training Program requirements since 2010. The paper also highlights continuing challenges to building the skilled, stable workforce that will be required as New York’s health care system emphasizes home- and community-based care over institutional care.

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Key Takeaways

The Department of Health released new home health aide training requirements for home care agencies.
Challenges around financing, oversight, access, and quality persist.
PHI recommends improving training funding, regulations, data collection, and career pathways.
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