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Tighter Rules for In-Home Care Proposed

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

More rules and licensing requirements could be coming for in-home caregivers in Palm Beach County, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. 

Florida doesn't require licensing or certification for care aides who aren't providing medical care, but as the need for home aides grows, elder advocates say more regulations are needed to protect seniors even on the local level, the Sun Sentinel reports. 

It’s estimated that 150,000 across Florida receive some sort of in-home care, and more than 23 percent of Palm Beach County are age 65 or older, the Sun Sentinel reports..

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