In the state of California, Home Care Aides must be registered through the California Home Care Aide Registry. Home Care Aide’s (HCA’s) can be registered through a licensed Home Care Agency or as an Independent Home Care Aide. The California caregiver requirements are the same no matter if the caregiver is employed through an agency or acts as an independent private caregiver.
In this article I will walk you through the requirements for someone to be a caregiver in the state of California, including any licenses, certifications, or training needed. If you are looking to hire a private caregiver, make sure you ask about their home care aide registration and ask them to provide you with a copy. If they are not already registered, you can provide them with this article.
If you are interested in becoming a caregiver, read through the necessary requirements and follow the instructions to get registered.
I was operating my in-home care agency when these licensing regulations went into effect in California so I am intimately familiar with this process. If this article doesn’t answer your questions, please reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you navigate this.