Professionalization of Home Care Services in Nigeria

The Prologue

  • Harry Obi-Nwosu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: Professionalization of Home care Services, extracurricular activities, social development, mental health disability


Professionalization of Home care Services means making the occupation a
standardized practice with standardized course of training, professional ethics, and
regulation by federal authority. Home care services embody care in the home for
people with physical or mental health disability, including older adults with
dementia or physical infirmity, and geriatrics. Adequate training for service
providers will enable them to provide basic nursing care, therapeutic birth,
physical therapy, diet, and rehabilitative assistance. Home care providers for
children (Nannies) maintain adequate hygiene for them, do school runs, organize /
supervise recreational and extracurricular activities necessary for the children's
educational and social development. In the past, home care services had been
provided by family members, however, with globalization and it's concomitant
effects in Nigeria (especially in the South), there is urgent need for
professionalization of home care services.

Author Biography

Harry Obi-Nwosu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Psychology

How to Cite
Obi-Nwosu, H. (2018). Professionalization of Home Care Services in Nigeria. Practicum Psychologia, 7(1). Retrieved from