Leader States in Personal Care Aide Training Standards

Authors: Abby Marquand, MPH | Susan Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Topics: Education and Training, Medicaid

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

April 1, 2016

Although previous research has demonstrated a paucity of standards in most states, a few have engaged in a rational approach to designing personal care aide (PCA) training standards with the goal of better preparing these essential frontline workers to provide care.

This research brief highlights 7 “leader states” in training standards for Medicaid-funded personal care aides.

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