EOEA to Host Statewide Listening Sessions on New Home Care Worker Registry Bill

Mar 27, 2018

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) will host a series of public statewide listening sessions on recent changes to Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) specifically, Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2017 requiring EOEA to create a Home Care Worker Registry (HCW Registry).  

A home care worker as defined by Chapter 139 is a person employed by a home care worker agency to provide personal care, homemaker, companion or chore services under the state home care program. The purpose of these listening sessions will be to listen and gather input from home care workers, Home Care Agencies, consumers, interested stakeholders and the general public on the implementation of the HCW Registry, and the collection of information required to be entered into the Registry.

What EOEA is required to collect as directed by M.G.L. Chapter 139

EOEA will collect:

  • Home Care Worker’s full name
  • Gender
  • Home address
  • Mailing address
  • Full legal name of any home care worker agency employing the home care worker
  • Job Title
  • List of home care trainings or certifications completed by the home care worker

Note:  Only a worker’s full name, identification number (EOEA will assign a unique identification number), the name of any home care worker agency employing the home care worker, and a list of home care trainings or certifications completed by the worker will be made available to the public.

Listening Sessions Scheduled to date

The current scheduled public listening sessions are noted below.  Information about sessions in other areas of the state will be listed as available.

Please note that these sessions are open to all members of the public.



Monday, April 9,2018


Mystic Valley Elder Services

19 Riverview Business Park

300 Commercial St., Malden 02148




3:00 -5:00 PM


Monday, April 23, 2018



Worcester Council on Aging

128 Providence St,

Worcester, 01604

3:00 – 4:30 PM



Tuesday, April 24, 2018



City of Cambridge Council on Aging

806 Massachusetts Ave,

Cambridge,   02139

3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, June 4, 2018

AdLib Independent Living Center

215 North Street

Pittsfield,  01201


3:00- 4:30 PM

Wednesday, May 30,2018

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD)
106 Bassett Lane,

Hyannis, 02601


3:00-5:00 PM


Disability-Related Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.

Please contact:

Written Comments

Can be sent to: