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
- 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,
|3:00 – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
|City of Cambridge Council on Aging
806 Massachusetts Ave,
Monday, June 4, 2018
|AdLib Independent Living Center
215 North Street
|3:00- 4:30 PM|
Wednesday, May 30,2018
|Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD)
106 Bassett Lane,
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.
Please contact: Marylouise.Gamache@state.ma.us
Can be sent to: Marylouise.Gamache@state.ma.us