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Palliative Care for Caregivers | Get Palliative Care

Palliative Care for Caregivers | Get Palliative Care
Mayo Clinic

Top 10 Things Palliative Care Clinicians Wished Everyone Knew About Palliative Care

August, 2013   By Jacob J. Strand, MD, Mihir M. Kamdar, MD , Elise C. Carey, MD

 Today, family caregivers provide about 80 percent of elder care, delivering meals, taking loved ones to doctor’s visits and managing medications and family conflicts. This results in lost work hours or lost jobs, high stress and serious declines in physical and mental health. Palliative care is a solution.

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What Is Palliative Care

Learn more about adult and pediatric palliative care, refer to the glossary and get answers to some frequently asked questions.
How to Get Palliative Care

Talk to your doctor, find a hospital and meet with your palliative care team. Just two simple steps to get palliative care.
Is Palliative Care Right for You

Take a quiz to determine if palliative care is right for you or a loved one.

Home Health Aide Certification and Certificate Programs

Home Health Aide Certification and Certificate Programs

 Each state has its own requirements for home health aide certification. Some states only require that the employing agency be certified, while others require home health aides to pass a certification exam following completion of an educational program. Besides a skills assessment examination, certification may also require a state administered criminal background check. Some states maintain a registry database of certified home health aides that can be accessed by the public


Home Health Aide Training Requirements in MA

Massachusetts does not require a State issued certification, nor is there a State exam required to be eligible to work as a Home Health Aide.  Instead the State recommends national certification through the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. The NAHC requires a 75 hour training course and a competency test before you are eligible to apply for their certification.