Homemaker and Companion

A Homemaker is recognized as a mature, responsible individual who has been trained to provide a variety of supportive services which are necessary to maintain a disabled or dependent person safely and comfortably within the home setting. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, preparing and serving meals
  • Grocery shopping
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Making and changing linens
  • Mopping floors and vacuuming
  • Companionship and escorting

Candidates must successfully complete the forty-hour Homemaker Training Program (the Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aide Services Training Program) or the Mass. Council Homemaker Waiver Program and demonstrates proficiency in competency by performing required skills.

The Homemaker must attend a minimum of six (6) hours of in-service education. The full-time employee is required to attend the six (6) hours annually. The part-time employee is pro-rated according to hours worked.