Our Mission

To create an inclusive community of learners that allows everyone to gain the knowledge and skill they need to provide compassionate care. 

Our Vision

To inspire caregivers and the healthcare community to value and respect the professional work of nursing assistants and home health aides.

Which Course is Right for You?

#HHA 100

Home Health Aide Certification

#NAT 100

Nursing Assistant Training

and

Home Health Aide Certification 

Our Teaching Philosophy

The curriculum, reading assignments, and instruction addresses the needs of students across the learning spectrum.

The hallmark of the training program includes all learning styles and visual, auditory, and kinesthetic instruction.

Unbiased and Equitable

Flexible Learning Environment

Student

focused instruction

Universal Design

Accommodate learning differences

 Our method of differentiated instruction addresses students' individual needs. Everyone who is willing to do the work can obtain the needed resources, pass the state test, and become a certified nurse assistant.

Meet Our Staff

Martha Hamm, RN BSN

Director of Education

Martha’s interest in helping students come from her years of experience with her own children, whose academic needs spanned the learning spectrum. Read more about how this influenced Martha’s teaching philosophy, and how she uses this knowledge to benefit students at the training center. 

Martha’s lifelong passion for helping others began in high school when she worked as a nursing assistant in a nursing home. She and her peers would see to it that the residents were washed, dressed, and comfortable so they could meet in the day room for socializing and activities, creating joy for both residents and her peers. 

Martha has worked in the healthcare industry for 47 years. She became an RN in 1979 and graduated from Emmanuel College in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Over the years, Martha gained experience working in acute care, chronic care, and rehabilitation hospitals. After working as a community nurse, and later as home health aide manager and instructor of home care assistants, Martha opened Best Home Care N’ More in 1999 and continues to lead as CEO.

Martha acquired Health and Home Care Training Center of Massachusetts, LLC. in 2012. Since that time, Martha has been setting a new standard for home health aides and nursing assistants to be respected professionals.

Martha enjoys traveling on the west coast with her son who lives in San Francisco, spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, and being in Florida during the cold winter months.

Sheila Richardson

Education Administrator

“I am passionate about my role as education administrator. I love helping students succeed!  

On the first day of every session I will ask the students to talk a bit about what brought them to the class, I listen to their story, and I hear about their future goals. As the go-to contact at the school, students feel comfortable sharing any concerns or questions they might have about the program with me. 

It brings me joy to share the successes of past graduates with new students who need a little reassurance. I love watching students change from timid to confident as the training progresses! 

Over the course of each program, I become very attached to students. I end up referring to all of them as ‘my kids,’ no matter what age they are. Students keep in touch with me long after their course is complete.”

Sheila joined Health and Home Care Training Center in February 2019 as the Education Administrator. 

Prior to working as education administrator, Sheila was employed at Eastern bank. Sheila’s work experience also includes caring for elders in their homes as a companion caregiver. 

Many of the skills that Sheila uses to help students she learned from her 21 years as a stay at home mother.

Sheila is always available to answer your questions. You can call her directly at (781)-222-5500 or email her at sheila@homecaretrainingcenter.com.

Deirdre Ornellas, LPN

Instructor

Deirdre began her career as a certified nursing assistant in 2014.

After earning her practical nursing degree from North Shore Community College, and becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 2018, Deirdre began to explore her passion for nursing. Her clinical experience in nursing includes working in community health clinics in highly underserved communities with many health disparities. 

Currently, Deirdre works as an instructor for nurse assistants and home health aides at Health and Home Care Training Center and as a supervisor for Best Home Care N’ More, where she is focused on making the class experience both enriching and enjoyable.

In addition, Deirdre is continuing her nursing education at Laboure College to become a registered nurse.

Nicole Savino, RN MSN

Instructor

In 2015, Nicole graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Throughout nursing school, Nicole worked as a nursing assistant at Melrose Wakefield Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2016, she obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing Education from Endicott College.  

Upon passing her licensure exam, Nicole worked in a variety of settings as a registered nurse, including: a telemetry/medical-surgical nurse in a local hospital, a private duty nurse, and as a clinical instructor. 

After finding her nursing niche in wound care, Nicole continued her education and completed a wound care program offered by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019, she became board certified in the specialty.  Nicole currently works at an outpatient wound center where she is trained to deliver hyperbaric oxygen therapy in addition to seeing patients in the clinic. 

When Nicole is not working she can be found spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Ruby. Nicole loves being outdoors and is always up for an adventure. 

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

If I could rate them 100/10, I absolutely would!!! The Health & Home Care Training Center is the absolute BEST! From the wonderful learning environment to the unbelievable staff, I am so grateful for the experience I had while gaining my CNA/HHA certificates here. My instructor, Jamie Harvey, was honestly better than some of the college professors I’ve had. Herself, along with the other staff, genuinely care about their students and have a strong passion for what they teach! If you are looking to get your CNA or HHA certificates, this is DEFINITELY the place to go!!!

Both Jamie & Sheila were simply amazing! I had the greatest experience learning how to become a CNA. Jamie is by far one of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure of knowing & learning from. Not only was she patient, she also listened & provided comfort when anyone felt insecure or discouraged. She truly made me feel confident & comfortable. Thank you Jamie & Sheila for everything!

I love Martha Hamm -  she has given me a wonderful attitude about myself and my worth. She taught me that even though I am disabled I am able to still use the talents that I have to help others that need my service. I am now occupied and enjoying life more and more every day with the skills that Best Home Care and the Health & Home Training Center has and still does keep me up to date with - all the newest and the best ways to be a caregiver for all that need support in their home for themselves and their families. Thank you Martha!

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