Personal Care Homemaker


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Demand in MA for Personal Care Aides will grow by 25% by 2024*

GCC has partnered with Tripp Memorial Foundation and community partners to develop this interactive, hands on, training, developed for adult learners who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles, responsibilities and rewards of working as a home care aide. Participants will be prepared with basic skills, knowledge and techniques for providing safe, effective care, for elders and adults with disabilities.
 What is a PCHM?
 Personal Care Homemakers assist individuals with their daily activities.
-Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
-Personal care, hygiene and grooming
-Monitoring of chronic conditions
-Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
-Light housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and prep
-Maintenance of a clean and safe home
Where do PCHMs work? Private and state approved home care agencies, group homes, adult day health programs, and as personal care attendants (PCA).
Skills learned will include: Responsibilities of a PCHM, understanding home care in Massachusetts, communication, self-care and professionalism, home safety, infection control, assisting with nutrition, understanding the aging process, working with people with dementia, understanding reporting responsibilities for elder abuse, and providing personal care.
MA Certificate Obtained: Meets MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs standards For more information * Drexel University Center for Labor Markets & Policy, 9/2016.