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SIMONELLI MUNOZ, Agustín Javier; SOLANO GARCIA, Lidia  and  CAMPILLO CANO, María. Training for home care service staff and its benefits to users/patients. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.30, pp.244-255. ISSN 1695-6141.

Home care service is essential for the care and maintenance of many people in their homes. Aware of the need for qualified home care assistance to dependent persons, we have considered some important points as to check the level of training of home care aides in the province of Almería in terms of daily household support, on the one hand and on the other, to determine how these dependent people are benefited by home care service. This study aims to describe, observe and present a cross-section of a randomly selected sample of a total of 66 professionals working as home care aides (HCAs) throughout the province of Almeria. Results show that the HCAs in our sample do not meet the minimum training requirement published in the BOE. More than 84% of the sample either have not completed any course related to the job or if they have done so, they have only done below the 600 hours required. Thus, we believe that in order for the HCA to be able to provide quality home care and give real benefit to users, personnel qualification and supervision are necessary for them to adequately do their job and comply with the existing legislation.

Keywords : aide; training; home care service; benefit to users/patients.

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