Home Care - Information for Health Care Professionals

Information for Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides

To become a Home Health Aide, a person must complete training and competency evaluations. This training must be conducted by an approved Home Health Aide Training Program (HHATP).

If you are interested in becoming a Home Health Aide, please contact a state approved home health aide training program. For a list of Agencies that operate Home Health Aide Training Programs, please visit the home care worker registry and click on "State-Approved Training" on the right side of the screen:

Home Health Aide Training Program curriculum information can be found here:

The Home Care Registry provides limited information about individual Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides that have successfully completed state approved training program. To access the Home Care Registry, please visit:

Information for Other Health Care Professionals

For information on discharge planning and patient transition, please visit:

The Uniform Assessment System is a comprehensive assessment system within eight Medicaid home and community-based long-term care services and programs. For information on the Uniform Assessment System, please visit:

For information about Medicare and Medicaid, please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website:

If you need more information about Home Care, please contact the Division of Home and Community Based Services at 518-408-1638 or homecare@health.ny.gov