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New York’s Home Care Aide Workforce and Service Delivery System: PHI 2012 Update

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June 1, 2012

This PHI policy paper — updated for 2012 with new data — details the historical and demographic forces, as well as the regulatory decisions, that have shaped the way New York State trains, employs, and compensates home care aides. The paper points out several clear areas needing improvement and recommends several ways to begin to meet goals. The 2012 update includes a discussion of major policy changes that impact Medicaid-funded home care services.

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Key Takeaways

The home care workforce makes up one of NY's largest occupational groupings.
Medicaid-managed long-term care will dramatically impact home care delivery and required qualifications.
Wage parity for home care workers established a minimum wage for home care aides in NYC and surrounding counties.
 
Contributing Authors
Carol Rodat, PHI
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