Health Care Aide

“Creating tomorrow’s Healthcare professionals Today”

The demand for health-care workers is extremely high in Alberta. The Health Care Aide program is perfect for you if you enjoy caring for others, working under the supervision of a nurse or health professional and want to get into the workforce quickly. Rosewood is committed to help you achieve your success.

Roles of a Health Care Aide

As a Health Care Aide (HCA) you will provide basic nursing care to residents, assists with activities of daily living, and implement health services to clients who have medical conditions and/or major functional limitations.
A Health Care Aide maintains and promotes resident safety, comfort, privacy and dignity while promoting independence and performing duties to maintain an aesthetic environment. The Health Care Aide will be responsible for attending to the clients’ physical and emotional needs through in-home assisted living programs or at long-term care facilities.

11 WEEKS
Hands- on classroom learning and lab practice
6 WEEKS
Clinical experience

BECOME A HEALTHCARE AIDE IN

17 WEEKS

Program Courses

RHCA001 –Introduction to the Health Care Aide

The role of the Health Care Aide in the Canadian health care industry. Developing communication and interpersonal relationship techniques. Familiarization with Canadian legislation  within the professional environment.

RHCA002 – The Human Body.

Introduction to the human body and functions. Health and illness. How to adapt care strategies for people in different stages of health

RHCA003 – Environmental and Client Safety

Establishing client and worker safety techniques needed for working in the health care field.

RHCA004 – Client Care

Learning how to provide and assist with activities of daily living for the clients. Developing skills or different health conditions. Students will be exposed to real life scenarios in a lab setting.

RHCA005 – Complex Care

Acquiring care strategies for complex care appliances and conditions. Lab skills will ensure students become confident in techniques.

RSPW001- Dementia: Supportive Pathways

Dementia will be covered in depth, allowing students to gain a detailed understanding of the condition and care skills involved when dealing with dementia.

RMED001- Medication Delivery Course

Educational foundation and skills necessary to assist with medication delivery will be presented. Students will be tested on knowledge and practical based medication delivery. Medication Delivery Upon completion students will be presented with “Assisting with Medication Delivery” certificate.

RHCA006- Caring for Diverse Clients

Diverse agerelated care needs will be covered, beginning from infancy up until end-of-life care.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a challenge program consisting of multiple challenge exams and skills designed for individuals who have prior work experience in health care/international nursing. These students are able to obtain the provincial certification requirements without taking the full time Health Care Aide program.

Is that you? Why wait any longer? Please contact our office to see if you are eligible to challenge the program and achieve your goal to become a Health Care Aide faster.