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Health Care Assistant

The demand for caregivers has never been greater. Are you a compassionate person committed to helping others? Are you ready to take your caring personality and apply it to a health care career? The Health Care Assistant program at UCW Academy of Health can prepare you for a rewarding career in this growing health care field.

In the Health Care Assistant program, you will learn to assist people, especially older adults, who require physical care and support. The program focuses on the development of crucial personal and occupational qualities attendants need to care for residents of long-term care facilities. You will learn to identify and respond to the physical and emotional day-to-day needs of your clients. You will also receive practical, hands-on training in physical and mental activities and learn to observe and communicate with residents. You will also learn to operate and care for of specialized equipment.

After successfully completing the Health Care Assistant program, you will be qualified to work in long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, retirement homes/residences, hospices and group homes.

Program offered is a Diploma.

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University Canada West operates under the authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, on recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board. The term "university" is used under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia, Canada, effective August 9, 2004, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister.