Glossary

training opportunities for direct care workers

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorized $10 million over three years, effective 2011 to 2013, to establish advanced training opportunities, such as specialized training, for direct care workers (certified nurse aides, home health aides and personal/home care aides).This provision required that trainees work in the field of geriatrics, long-term services and supports or chronic care management for at least two years.