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Legislative
Friday, September 21, 2018
EMAC Hardship Waiver Regulations Statement »
Please click here to view the Home Care Aide Council's official written comments to be submitted in response to this wee...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Council Ask Senate to Include Home Care Aides in Health Care Reform Legislation »
In October, a Special Working Group established by the Massachusetts Senate in the fall of 2016 released a report and new...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calls Needed Now on Home Care Worker Registry »
As the Council reported on Monday, Governor Charlie Baker returned Section 13 , the Home Care Worker Registry language, t...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#EnoughPayToStay Home Care Workforce Budget Campaign »
The Home Care Aide Council (Council) and our coalition partners - Mass Home Care and the Home Care Alliance - are workin...

Elder Home Care Program Update
Monday, January 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
EOEA Homemaker NOI Now Open »
In November 2015, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) opened the FY16 Homemaker Notification of Intent (NOI)...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bonner Appointed New EOEA Secretary »
On Thursday, April 16th, Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Secretary MaryLou Sudders announced tha...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Mass Home Care ED Al Norman awarded MAOA Elsie Frank Award »
Congratulations to Al Norman , Executive Director of Mass Home Care , who was awarded the prestigious Elsie Frank Advoc...
Thursday, May 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
EOEA to Reopen Homemaker NOI »
Next month, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) plans to reopen the Homemaker Notification of Intent (HNOI) to...

EOHHS Update
Sunday, November 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Council Releases Ebola Update for Aides »
At the end of October, the Council released a fact sheet on Ebola designed specifically for home care staff.  Th...
Monday, August 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Council Offers Testimony at DLS Hearing »
On J uly 22 nd , Council Executive Director Lisa Gurgone offered testimony at the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) h...
Monday, August 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Please Complete MeHI Survey for Long Term Care Providers »
Last month, the Council joined with representatives from the Home Care Alliance , the Massachusetts Senior Care Associ...
Thursday, January 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MOLST Infomation »
In 2012, Council Executive Director Lisa Gurgone was appointed to serve on the Community Education Outreach Work Group fo...
Thursday, December 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Council Testifies at EOHHS Budget Hearing »
On December 11 th , the Council officially launched our FY15 Homemaker Wage Increase budget campaign at the Executive Offi...

On The Federal Front
Friday, January 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPS Re-Registration Period Now Open for Haitians and Salvadorans »
On January 18, 2018, the  US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted updated information on their websit...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
CMS Issues Final Home Health Services Conditions of Participation »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule outlining new Conditions of Participation (...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obama Adminstration Delays Implementation of ACA Employer Mandate »
Click here to download a copy of the February 2014 Employment and Labor Alert from the law firm of Murphy, Hesse, To...
Monday, May 13, 2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership Opportunities »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducts Outreach and Education for consumers on a variety of topic...

Training Resources
Friday, March 31, 2017
HEART Training Partnership Celebrates Home Health Aide Graduates »
In early 2016, the Home Care Aide Foundation became a partner on a new  Health Education Research and Technology &nbs...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Legislative Leaders Set to Attend Annual Spring Conference »
The Home Care Aide Council’s Annual Spring Conference, scheduled for June 8 at the Crowne Plaza in Natick, is the event fo...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Webinar on New Health IT Training for Direct Care Workers »
Free Webinar Series on New Health IT Training for Direct Care Workers in  Long Term Care Settings The Ma...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback Requested - Survey on New Supervisor Training »
As outlined in the April edition of the Council Update, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) an...
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Over 50 Agencies Participate in Mental Health SHCA Train the Trainer »
Yesterday, the Council held our first Train the Trainer program for our new Mental Health Supportive Home Care Aide (SHC...

Council News
Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Council Responds to Boston Globe Articles »
Last week, the Boston Globe published two articles about the home care industry and workforce titled, " Stranger in the Ho...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Call for Nominations - Board of Directors »
The Council relies on the experience and efforts of our members as we work to establish standards of best practice and adv...
Thursday, May 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA Home Care Aide Industry Study Data Released »
With funding from the  Tufts Health Plan Foundation , the Home Care Aide Foundation conducted an assessment of the Ma...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Council Discusses MA Home Care Industry on Radio Entrepreneurs »
On March 1st, Council Executive Director Lisa Gurgone was pleased to be a guest on Radio Entrepreneurs . Radio Entreprene...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foundation Initiatives Continue to Reach National Audience »
Kudos to Hayley Gleason, the Council’s Assistant Director, whose work to study the grief experience of home care aides and...

Partner Events
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Council Presents at Home Care Workforce Demand Forum »
  The  Commonwealth Corpora tion recently hosted an event at Mass Bay Community College to addre...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
April is National Healthcare Decisions Month – Support Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness »
Ten years ago, the country recognized the first National Health Care Decisions Day to increase the awareness of the va...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Join the Council at Elder Care Lobby Day »
On  Monday, February 27 th , the Home Care Aide Council will partner with  Mass Home Care , the ASAP trade asso...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
New Lowell Community Partnership Links Refugees with Home Care Aide Training and Jobs »
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs, in partnership with the Home Care Aide Council, Community Teamworks, International...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA LGBT Aging Commission to Hold Regional Listening Sessions »
This April, the Commonwealth held the first meeting of its newly established Massachusetts Commission on LGBT (Lesbian, G...

Other Resources
Friday, March 25, 2016
New Massachusetts End-of-Life Care Resource »
New Massachusetts End-of-Life Care Resource  Sharing a commitment to providing quality, compassionate, easy-to-a...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominations open for the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award! »
Do You Know a Compassionate Caregiver? Nominations are open for the Annual Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver A...

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