Arizona Bill Aims To Improve Training Standards For Assisted Living Facility Caregivers

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:09am
Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:31am

A bill at the Arizona Capitol is aimed to protect the rapidly growing number of patients needing assisted-living care.

Sen. Tyler Pace's (R-Mesa) Caregiver Training Bill would tighten the licensing process by requiring assisted-living caregivers receive no less than 62 hours of on-the-job medically supervised training before being certified to work solo at an Arizona facility.

"This will allow someone to enter the workforce with on-the-job training, specifically by licensed professionals in the exact areas of which they'll be working," Tyler explained.

The same committee also proposed unanimous support for paying skilled caregivers more than minimum wage.

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