12 aides graduate from state program.

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The Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aide Services graduated its first class of 12 students on June 30 from the Massachusetts Personal and Home Care Aide State Training Program Grant awarded to the Mass. Executive Office of Health and Human Services by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In fall 2010, the council was awarded funding through this initiative. Over the winter, the council worked in partnership with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and PHI to update and enhance its home care aide training curriculum.

This training program, offered at no cost to the participants, was held at Home Staff LLC, 40 Millbrook St., Worcester. The 12 students who enrolled and graduated from this training program received 70 hours of Personal Care Homemaker training and 10 hours of soft skills/life skills training.

For more information, visit www.mahomecareaides.com.

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