Home Care Aide Training Standards Vary Vastly by State

Training standards for personal care aides employed through publicly-funded programs vary vastly from state to state—if any standards exist at all, finds a recent analysis from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI). Despite being the fastest-growing occupation in the nation, there are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. “Without federal training standards for PCAs, […]

Senate Committee on Aging Gathers in D.C. to Discuss Personal Care Aide Training

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 […]

PHI: Millions of Home Care Workers Wouldn’t Benefit From Minimum Wage Increase

Thousands of low-wage workers participated in a country-wide ‘Day of Action’ on Tuesday as they lobbied to raise the federal minimum wage, but even if that were to happen, the nation’s 2.5 million home care workers won’t benefit—and that needs to change, says the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI). Home care workers remain excluded from minimum wage […]