training requirements for Massachusetts
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators
Massachusetts Home Care Aide Council
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
- Home Health Aides (HHAs)
- Personal Care Attendants (PCAs)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
State Specific Training Requirements
- CNA and HHA annual training addresses resident rights, infection control, dementia care, and at least one other topic approved by the state.
- PCA annual training includes training on infection control, emergency procedures, and at least one other topic approved by the state.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Massachusetts may vary depending on the type of services being provided, the setting in which those services are provided, and other factors. Some home and health care agencies may require additional training or certifications beyond the minimum state requirements, depending on the specific services they provide and the needs of their clients.
- Therefore, it’s important for home and health care providers and agencies to check with their employer or a Massachusetts-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.