Free Personal and Home Care Aide State Training Online

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is excited to share a new stand-alone website for the free Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) online. The website is available in English, Spanish/Español, and Haitian Creole/Kreyòl ayisyen. PHCAST online teaches the roles and responsibilities of a Home Care Aide, including skills like active listening, nutrition planning, housekeeping, working with consumers, recognizing abuse and neglect, handling emergency situations, and more.

In addition to the English version of the Homemaker course, EOEA is launching additional courses and languages:

  • Spanish and Haitian Creole Homemaker courses
  • English Personal Care Homemaker course (Spanish and Haitian Creole Personal Care Homemaker courses will be available in early 2023.

It is EOEA’s hope that this training will introduce people to the fulfilling career of home care and help meet the needs of the older community.

If you have any questions about PHCAST online, please contact Allison Staton at

home care aid offers an older couple a tray with lunch