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Supportive Home Care Aide

Supportive Home Care Aides provides assistance with: meal preparation; shopping; menu planning; laundry and housekeeping; personal care; escort services; socialization and emotional support. These services are provided to clients with emotional or behavioral problems.

  Training:

  75-hour home health aide training plus an additional 12
  hours related to the responsibilities of the Supportive Home 
 
Care Aide.

  There are two Supportive Home Care Aide Training tracks:
  Mental Health Supportive Home Care Aide and Alzheimer’s
  Supportive Home Care Aide.

  In-service training: Minimum of 12 hours per year.

  Supervision:

Weekly support through training/in-services, team meetings, or supervision that includes in-home, by telephone, or in person. Team meetings shall be held quarterly.

 (Source: Supportive Home Care Aide Standards of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.)