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Health Care Assistant Program

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line care-givers, and respected members of the healthcare team, in community and facility settings.

Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, graduates provide person-centred care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of clients/residents. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in any level of continuing care, including: home support, adult day care, assisted living, and complex care (including special care units).

A Health Care Assistant is also known as: Caregiver, Client Care Attendant, Geriatric Health Aide, Health Care Aide, Home Support Assistant, Institutional Aide, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Attendant, and Resident Care Attendant.

Please see the Practical Nursing Subject Guide for related information.

 

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