Wisconsin readers who have worked with nursing homes to decide on the best way to care for a family member might have decided to use a home care worker for a short time. In some cases, these care workers are found through the nursing homes themselves or through licensed home-care agencies. But, what do you do if you think that your care worker isn't trained right? According to news from Dec. 8, states are now looking to tighten the rules related to home care aides, making it less likely that they will be under qualified for the job.
There have always been concerns about the loose regulation of home care workers. Some of the things that might be changing soon include establishing mandatory training hours and doing background checks on all the workers. These are two things most people would have thought would have been required to begin with. Additionally, these home care agencies will need to be licensed; now, not all of them are.