California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover Among Family and Non-Family Caregivers

Personal care assistants (PCAs) provide support that enables older adults and individuals with disabilities to remain in home and community settings. This study characterizes the role played by family members and non-family PCAs in California‚Äôs Medicaid program, which oversees the nation‚Äôs largest consumer-directed personal care assistance program. We describe factors that affect turnover among PCAs,…

Changing Home Care Aides: Differences Between Family and Non-Family Care in California Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

In California, many Medicaid recipients receive home-and-community-based services (HCBS) in the form of home care aids. Family members can also receive payment as home care aids to these Medicaid recipients. This article describes an analysis of the data on first-time HCBS recipients to see which factors were associated with switching home care aids to provide…

Changing Home Care Aides: Differences Between Family and Non-Family Care in California Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

In California, many Medicaid recipients receive home-and-community-based services (HCBS) in the form of home care aids. Family members can also receive payment as home care aids to these Medicaid recipients. This article describes an analysis of the data on first-time HCBS recipients to see which factors were associated with switching home care aids to provide…

California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover Among Family and Non-Family Caregivers

Personal care assistants (PCAs) provide support that enables older adults and individuals with disabilities to remain in home and community settings. This study characterizes the role played by family members and non-family PCAs in California‚Äôs Medicaid program, which oversees the nation‚Äôs largest consumer-directed personal care assistance program. We describe factors that affect turnover among PCAs,…

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