REPORTS: State Training Standards for Personal Care Aides Are Inadequate and Inconsistent

Source: Deane Beebe, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), PolicyWorks Blog, November 13, 2014

The vast majority of states have extremely weak or non-existent standards for training personal care aides (PCAs), while a few states do better, according to two complementary research reports co-authored by PHI and the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care (HWRC).

The main report, “The National Landscape of Personal Care Aide Training Standards,” concludes that fewer than half the states (45 percent) have no PCA training requirements for one or more of their Medicaid-funded PCA programs; 22 percent have no PCA training requirements at all. Only four states have implemented rigorous PCA training standards that are uniform across all Medicaid-funded programs
Related:
The National Landscape of Personal Care Aide Training Standard
Source: Abby Marquand and Susan A. Chapman, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, Research Report, October 31, 2014

Leader States in Personal Care Aide Training Standards
Source: Abby Marquand and Susan A. Chapman, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, Research Report, October 31, 2014