Supervision of home care aides

Home Healthc Nurse. 1993 Jul-Aug;11(4):51-3. doi: 10.1097/00004045-199307000-00010.


The supervision of home care aides is of the utmost importance, since these aides provide needed services in the less controlled and out-of-sight private homes of patients. The role of the supervisor is demanding to assure compliance with accreditation, certification, and agency standards. Supervision of the paraprofessional staff also provides the opportunity to provide positive feedback as well as constructive criticism to assure that high-quality in-home services are provided to home-bound patients. Supervision also provides the opportunity to interact with the aides, show respect for them as individuals, and convey to them that they are an important member of the home healthcare team.

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Workers*
  • Home Care Services / standards*
  • Humans
  • Medicare*
  • Nursing, Supervisory / standards*
  • United States