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