The move to managed care, in combination with recent changes in labor policies, has affected how home care services are structured and delivered across New York State. This analysis shows that managed care has the potential to improve home care jobs, but government intervention is imperative to ensure home care aides benefit from these changes. Using PHI’s “9 elements of a quality job” framework, we assess whether these major shifts in state policy are supporting job improvements for New York’s over 300,000 home care aides.
Over the past seven years, New York has experienced a number of notable policy changes that have affected home care.
New York State has taken great steps toward improving wages and benefits for home care workers.
Investing in the home care workforce will positively affect thousands of New York's low-income workers and their families.
Allison Cook is the State Policy Manager at PHI. In this capacity, she engages a variety of stakeholders within New York State and nationwide to identify opportunities and strategies to improve direct care worker job quality.
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