Find An Agency   |   Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report a website issue   |   Sign In   |   Register
What you need to know
Filter news by category:

Legislative
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 please...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Council Joins Elder Lobby Day »
On Monday, February 27 , over 300 elder care professionals, advocates and Legislators gathered at the State House in Bo...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Home Care Aide Council Welcomes Legislators »
Working with Senator Pat Jehlen and Representative Denise Garlick, the Home Care Aide Council and the Home Care Aide Counc...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Council Presents Munro Award to Chairwoman Garlick »
                        &nb...
Friday, May 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA Elder Economic Security Commission Report Released »
      Lisa Gurgone, Council Executive Director, with Representative James O'Day (D-West Boyls...

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
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
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...
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...
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
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Foundation to Offer Free Regional Inservice Trainings »
The Home Care Aide Foundation, the 501(c)(3) arm of the Council, recently received a grant from the Massachusetts Workf...
Wednesday, February 1, 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, January 30, 2017
Council ED Quoted in New York Times Article on Refugees »
The Council is excited to report that Executive Director, Lisa Gurgone, is quoted in a New York Times article on the i...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Council Offers Testimony at Home Health Rate Hearing »
Last Friday, January 20 th , the Council provided both oral and written testimony at a hearing held by the Executive Offi...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foundation Approved For $14,916 Award by PCORI »
The Home Care Aide Foundation , the training and research arm of the Council, has been approved for a $14,916 award by...

Partner Events
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...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Circuit Breaker Tax Credit »
The Circuit Breaker Tax Credit is a state income tax credit for eligible Massachusetts residents age 65 or older who pai...

Latest News
Calendar

4/27/2017
Cape Cod Regional Council Meeting

5/2/2017
Greater Boston Regional Council Meeting

5/16/2017
Central MA & Metrowest Regional Council Meeting

6/8/2017
Spring Conference