Online Learning

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Thank you for your interest in our online training.  These FREE trainings will help you develop skills for home care work. A certificate is awarded for any training you complete.

A username and password are required, which will save your place if you need to leave a training before finishing it. When you log back in you will start where you left off. Your username and password are never shared with anyone.


Health Care Worker

Stay Safe

(9 minute video)

This is a video for anyone.  Wearing gloves while providing direct care work is a required safety precaution. This video presets a  simple demonstration on how to put on and take off gloves safely. 


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Fundamentals of Home Care

(6 hours)

This online training is for people who are interested in learning about providing care in someone's home. The goal if this training is to share guidelines to stay safe and healthy while performing direct care work.


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PCA Toolkit

This multi-media resource is for people who provide support to job seekers. Highlights include a PCA job description, a one-page marketing flyer describing the job, and a job preview video targeted at job seekers. The toolkit will assist you and your job seekers in determining if the role of a personal care attendant (PCA) is a good fit. 


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ABCs for Direct Care Workers/Home Care Aide Training (PHCAST)

(37 hours)

This online course prepares individuals to work as an agency-based home care aide. This is a video-based course. A video host will present key concepts and in-depth knowledge of related topics and responsibilities of home care aides.


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Cleaning for Consumers with Asthma

(30 minutes)

This online training is for anyone.  The goal of this training is to learn how some types of dirt and cleaning products can make individuals with asthma sick. It provides tips and suggestions for making a home safer for individuals with asthma.


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Opioid Use in Older Adults

(25 minutes)

In your work as a direct care worker, you may see side effects of opioid use or signs of misuse that family members or doctors may not see. This training outlines the risks and benefits of opioid use and how to recognize problems in the older adults you work with. 


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Support for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

(30 minutes)

This training is for anyone. The goal of this training is to help direct care workers communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 


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LGBT and Aging in Massachusetts

Boston University School of Social Work
(60 minutes)

The Commonwealth’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion. To ensure that elder care providers are prepared to work with LGBT older adults the LGBT and Aging in Massachusetts training will explain and provide scenarios to better understand their unique needs. This training is appropriate for any individual who works with older adults.

Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 4:52 PM