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MA Direct Access Program

Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Direct Access Program

The Council has received a grant to host a series of regional in-service trainings for home care staff on providing enhanced care for vulnerable home care clients. Through this program we will offer 190 hours of education across six regions statewide free of charge to home care staff employed by home care agencies.

  • Five course offerings include:

    • Mental Health Supportive Home Care Aide Training

      (12 hour advanced training for home health aides)

    • Partners in Care Supervisors Training

      (3 hour training for home care supervisors)

    • Alzheimer’s Supportive Home Care Aide Training

      (12 hour advanced training for home health aides)

    • Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness Training

      (2 hour in-service training for home care aides)

    • Supporting LGBT Elders Training

      (3 hour in-service training for home care aides)


      **In order to send your staff to participate in the free trainings, this grant requires that your home care agency complete a brief registration process**


To register your agency or if you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Sydney Axelrod at


Stay tuned for additional information regarding the training dates and locations.

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