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Continuing Care Aide Program Information

The need for care workers is increasing across the country, as the population ages, creating a growing demand for trained and qualified caregivers. If you see yourself as a caregiver who enjoys working with people, consider the Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant program at Eastern College.

As a Personal Care Attendant, also known as a Health Care AideHome Care WorkerHome Care AidePersonal Support Worker (PSW) or Health Care Assistant, you will provide support to the elderly, disabled or those recovering from illness or injury.  Your role will be to assist clients with daily routines such as personal hygiene, dressing, monitoring medication intake, preparing light meals and feeding and running errands.

The Continuing Care Assistant program at Eastern College is approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee and will provide you with the skills required to meet provincial standards.  

Training includes:

  • An introduction to the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) program and the Health Care Sector
  • Communication in a care setting (including documentation)
  • Environmental Safety
  • Body Mechanics
  • Body structure, function and related health issues
  • Care setting management
  • Nutrition and meal preparation
  • Personal Care
  • Mental health and palliative care
  • Alzheimer Disease and other Dementia care courses
  • Acute care
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and WHMIS
  • Mentorship

Inquire here for further course information, program start dates, tuition fees, tuition assistance programs and more.

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The Continuing Care Assistant program is offered at the following Eastern College locations:

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

Train to be a Continuing Care Assistant at Eastern College and you could begin your new career in less than a year!


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