Home care workers: Interstate differences in training requirements and their implications for quality

Source: Christopher M. Kelly, Jennifer Craft Morgan, and Kendra Jeanel Jason, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 32 no. 7, October 2013
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From the abstract:
Examines state laws to determine which states have licensing standards for home care agencies. The researchers note that, of those 29 states, nearly all of them (26 states) require an orientation period for new workers, while 15 require in-serving training. The authors argue that core competencies such as infection control and basic medication information should also be mandatory as part of home care worker training. They also argue for more frequent on-site supervision.