Currently in the state of Idaho a Home Care Aide, doesn't require any kind of training or licensing. In fact when you are hired by a home care agency. They give you a packet of paperwork, an answer key, and have you fill everything out. Then they try to get you out in the field as soon as possible. The only training that is provided is when there is a special skill required.
In May of 2019, Mr. Benjamin Reed, 38, died as a result of injuries from scalding hot water. The agency, Boise-based A Caring Hand, was the one that provided the Home Care Aide. However, the Aide wasn't given any training. Training that would have prevented what happened to Mr. Reed.