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Preparing New York’s Home Care Aides for the 21st Century: Overcoming Fragmentation, Inadequate Training, and Limited Quality Control

October 1, 2010

This PHI policy paper explores the way that home care aides are currently trained throughout New York State. The paper posits that current training and credentialing requirements are inadequate to ensure a strong, stable home care workforce. It further notes that home care workers have almost very few opportunities to advance their careers. The paper suggests several ways that training could be improved in New York, and recommends that the state introduce career advancement opportunities.


Key Takeaways

The current home care worker training and credentialing system is inadequate.
There are few career advancement opportunities for home care workers.
New York should encourage training system streamlining, improved quality, and define opportunities for advancement.
Contributing Authors
Carol Rodat (PHI)

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