The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging are gathering long-term services and supports experts for a discussion on personal care aide (PCA) training next month in Washington, D.C. as the industry seeks to establish some guidelines for the rapidly expanding sector.
During the briefing, Dr. Dorie Seavy, PHI’s director of policy research, will present the institute’s new research on current PCA training requirements in all 50 states.
Other event participants include representatives from three states that were awarded grants through the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training project. They will discuss their progress in developing and implementing PCA training and credentialing programs.
There are several other featured speakers in addition to PHI’s Dr. Seavey, including Anne Montgomery and Cara Goldstein of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging; Dr. Marcia Brand, deputy administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and Mary Adney, project coordinator for California’s Personal and Home Care Aide State Training Program.
Currently, there are no minimum federal training standards for PCAs, even though it’s the fastest-growing occupation in the nation.
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Written by Alyssa Gerace