The national landscape of personal care aide training standards
October 31, 2014
UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care – University of California San Francisco
Presents analysis and evaluation of personal care aide (PCA) training standards throughout the United States. States’ training standards are evaluated through two “lenses”: the rigor of training elements, and the uniformity of training standards throughout each state’s programs. The authors conclude that just four states have sufficiently rigorous and uniform PCA training standards. They conclude that the development of comprehensive training standards should be prioritized by both state governments and the federal government, as quality training standards are linked to quality of care provided by direct-care workers.