Envisioning Enhanced Roles for In-Home Supportive Services Workers in Care Coordination for Consumers with Chronic Conditions: A Concept Paper

Sep. 01, 2012

This concept paper explores the feasibility of creating opportunities for IHSS workers to play enhanced roles in providing care to their clients and to earn higher wages for fulfilling these roles. Currently there are no training requirements for personal care aides in California, and very few requirements in other states in the U.S. Even where training is required, it is typically limited to basic home care skills and falls short of preparing home care workers to provide health care related services and to function as a member of the health care team.