Health Care Aides provide health care services for those who have functional limitations or medical conditions that requires assistance from skilled medical professionals. A Health Care Aide (HCA) works under the supervision of a nurse or other health professional and provides physical and emotional support so that clients can function as independently as possible whether in their own home, in a hospital or in a continuing care facility.
The Health Care Aide program will prepare you to provide support services for the elderly, the disabled or acute or chronically ill people who require either short term assistance or ongoing support.
This program also includes two practicums. During the first practicum you will be required to work in a clinical care setting where you will work under the supervision of an instructor, RN or LPN. The second practicum will include working in an assisted living facility under the supervision of a preceptor.