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Advocates Push for Home Health Aide Program Before End of Legislative Session

By Staff


cdr Advocates of legislation to establish an Advanced Home Health Aide (AHHA) program before the end of the 2015 legislative session have met with New York State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), chair of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee, in order to persuade LaValle to push the proposal to the Senate floor, officials said.

Proponents of the legislation, which was a part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2015-16 budget, said the bill would allow home health aides to perform more health care tasks with additional training, and allow nurses to assign certain health-related tasks to AHHAs, so people with disabilities and older adults can live in their own homes, instead of nursing homes.

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