ATLANTA (April 14, 2022)—Aveanna Healthcare Holdings, Inc., a diversified homecare platform focused on providing care to medically complex, high-cost patient populations, announced it will participate in Arizona's Family Licensed Health Aide Program (LHA), a program in the state of Arizona that will allow Aveanna to train eligible family members to be paid for caring for loved ones in their homes.

The LHA program has been approved by the Arizona state legislature and signed into law. Aveanna is now offering training to parents, relatives and other loved ones to allow them to operate in their homes as licensed health aides. 

"We applaud the State of Arizona for its innovative and creative initiative to help address the acute nursing shortage," said Jeff Shaner, Aveanna's chief operations officer. "Parents and families need solutions to care for medically fragile family members, especially when home health care professionals are in such short supply. With the ability to receive training and pay for the care they provide to loved ones, these caregivers will be better able to overcome the dilemma of having to balance the responsibilities of a job with the need to secure medical care for their family members at home."