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Continuing Care Assistant - Certificate

Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential eligible  FQFA

As a continuing care assistant, you will work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You will help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. This is a face-to-face, people-focused job.

The program combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You will build knowledge and skills in:

  • Addressing individual psychosocial needs
  • Administering personal care
  • Dementia management strategies
  • Gerontology (a major area of study)
  • Long-term care philosophy in different settings
  • Promoting independence in a safe environment
  • Working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments

Your clinical work experiences will give you a taste of different work settings. Under the supervision, you will work directly with clients in home care, long- term care and acute care settings. It is a great way to build your skills and confidence. Continuing Care Assistant graduates enjoy high employment rates. You could work in a home care setting, long-term care facility, private care home, acute care facility, integrated facility, supportive housing or special needs classroom. You will work as part of a health-care team under the supervision of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses or licensed practical nurses.

Location: Air Ronge River Campus

Click here for Entrance Requirements, Dates & Tuition

Entrance requirements: Grade 12 or successful completion of fifteen (15) post-secondary credits from a recognized institution. Effective for the 2018 student intake, Standard First Aid and Heartsaver CPR "C" AED moves to an admission requirement: Standard First Aid and Heartsaver CPR "C" AED or equivalent will be required prior to the start of the program and must be current to the year of the program.

Location:  Air Ronge River Campus
Start/End dates: September 4, 2018 – May 17, 2019
Number of weeks: 32
Student capacity: 12
Tuition: $4,331.88
Books: $1,076.25


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