A Public Advocate for New York’s Home Care Workers: A New Role to Strengthen the Workforce (PHI, April 2016) - Argues for the creation of a public advocate program in New York State that would help home care workers negotiate the complex, multilayered array of new laws and regulations that have passed in recent years.
Five Steps to Implementing the New Federal Home Care Rule(October 2015) - A guide for New York policymakers to help implement a federal rule change guaranteeing basic wage protections to home care workers.
Training New York City Home Care Aides: A Landscape Survey (August 2014) - This report was prepared by Carol A. Rodat for the New York City Council.
The following reports were prepared by Carol A. Rodat for the United Hospital Fund:
- New York’s Home Care Aide Workforce: An Executive Summary (November 2010)
- New York’s Home Care Aide Workforce: A Framing Paper (November 2010) - Provides a context for understanding the major issues that shape the jobs of the home care workforce in New York State: wages, benefits, training, and opportunities for advancement.
- Preparing New York’s Home Care Aides for the 21st Century: Overcoming Fragmentation, Inadequate Training, and Limited Quality Control (November 2010) - Examines the current system of training home care aides in New York State, and makes recommendations for building a workforce development system that can meet the needs of the 21st century.
- Improving Wages for New York’s Home Care Aides: Options for Payment and Contract Reform (November 2010) - Outlines factors that have suppressed wages for home health aides and a series of actions designed to improve both wages and the quality of the care by changing employer and payer practices.
- The New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH) is a central resource for New York City's healthcare and workforce development communities.
- Workforce Development to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults (Geriatric MHA of NYC, October 2007)
Is New York Prepared to Care? A Comprehensive Coverage Solution for Home Care Workers (May 2009) - This report offers the first statewide review and analysis of insurance coverage of home care workers in New York and, in response, provides specific recommendations to strengthen coverage for this essential workforce.
Health Insurance Coverage of NY State’s Home Care Aides: Findings from a 2008 Survey of Home Care Agencies Outside of NYC (April 2009) - This study was conducted to help policymakers understand the extent to which home care agencies in upstate New York and Long Island offer health insurance to their direct-care workers, the eligibility requirements and enrollment rates for health insurance, the type of health insurance offerings available to this workforce, and the cost to both employers and employees.
PODCAST: Rodat on Covering NY Caregivers (April 2009) - PHI NY policy director Carol Rodat discusses the importance of providing health coverage for New York’s home care workers.
- Implementing Federal Health Care Reform: A Roadmap for New York State (NYS Health Foundation, August 2010)
- Expanding Affordable Coverage for Low-Waged Workers: Fixing the Family Health Plus Employer Buy-in (Community Service Society of NY, June 2010)
- The Impact of Wage Parity on Home Care Aides: How Better Wages Affect Public Benefits, Tax Credits, and Family Income (PHI, June 2014)
- Medicaid Redesign Watch Employer Advisory -- Upgrading Home Attendants to Home Health Aides: Is Training Time Compensable? (PHI, April 2014)
- Medicaid Redesign Watch: Employer Advisory -- Required Cell Phones for Home Care Aides (PHI, March 2014)
- Medicaid Redesign Watch: Employer Advisory -- Compensation for "Sleep-in" or "Live-in" Cases (PHI, February 2014)
- Medicaid Redesign Watch #3: Improving New York's Home Care Aide Training System (PHI, September 2013)
- Medicaid Redesign Watch #2: The impending threat to the NYC home care system (PHI, April 2013)
- Medicaid Redesign Watch #1: Wage Parity for Home Care Aides (PHI, November 2012)
- Know Your Rights: Continuing Your Ongoing Treatment While Transitioning from Medicaid into Medicaid with a Health Plan (Medicaid Matters New York, October 2011)
- Attention Individuals Who Receive Personal Care: Your Personal Care Services Are Now a Part of the Medicaid Managed Care Package (Medicaid Matters New York, October 2011)
- Attention Restricted Recipients: The Way You Receive Your Medicaid Benefits is Changing! (Medicaid Matters New York, October 2011)
- The Personal Care Benefit (Medicaid Matters New York, October 2011)
- Care And Oversight Of Assisted Living In New York State (LTCCC, May 2011)
- Medicaid in New York: Current Roles, Recent Experience, and Implications of Federal Reform (UHF, December 2010)
- A Home and Community-Based Service System Reform Blueprint (ICS/PHI, November 2010)
- No Easy Solution: Effective Medicaid Cost Control Must Focus on the Elderly and Disabled (Citizens Budget Commission, November 2010)
- Medicaid Policy and Long-Term Care Spending (Rockefeller Institute of Government, August 2010)
- Bending the Health Care Cost Curve in New York State: Options for Saving Money and Improving Care (NYS Health Foundation, July 2010)
- The Role of Local Government in Administering Medicaid in NY (UHF, August 2009)
- An Overview of Medicaid LTC Programs in NY (UHF, May 2009)
- LTC Restructuring in New York State: A Consumer Perspective (LTCCC, May 2009)
- Medicaid and LTC: NY Compared to 18 Other States (Rockefeller Institute, February 2009)
- Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report (NYAM, Fall 2008)
- Mental Health is Key to Long-Term Care (Geriatric MHA of NYC, January 2008)
- A Plan to Stabilize and Strengthen New York’s Health Care System (Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, December 2006)