About this course
A Health Care Aide (HCA) provides direct care, personal assistance and support to patients who are ill, elderly or disabled. They assist patients with activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting. They may help with feeding or exercise and in some settings help patients take their medications.
How do I become a health care aide in Canada?
Normally, to become a health care assistant, you must complete six to eight months of post-secondary education at your own expense before you can apply for a position. Through the Health Career Access Program, the Province will pay for your post-secondary education
WHAT YOU\’LL LEARN
- Develop a basic understanding of all pertinent legislation related to the responsibilities of health care environmental service managers.
- Perform a stringent review of building operations and cleanliness of resident space to ensure safety and compliance with government regulations.
- Understand the process for facilities construction and renovation projects.
- Prepare plans for emergencies and ensure protocols are followed.
- Schedule and prepare facilities for government inspection