Institutional and Home Care Assistance

Institutional and Home Care Assistance (DVS)

5858 Diploma of Vocational Studies

Home Care is a rapidly-growing field that offers endless opportunities to compassionate, caring individuals who enjoy a challenge and want to make a difference in people’s lives. Students learn to offer basic care, help clients carry out everyday activities, ensure safety and intervene in crisis or emergency situations.

Training includes:

  • Developing a trusting relationship with the client
  • Providing care relative to personal hygiene
  • Promoting client autonomy
  • Teamwork strategies

Employment opportunities:

  • Home Care Attendant
  • Caregiver

This profession aims to provide care and assistance in public, private and community health care networks to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical, psychological, or psycho-social disabilities. The rationale of this occupation is to provide aid to patients so that they may recover or maintain their autonomy and overall health condition.

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Conditions d’admission

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree

OR

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning

OR

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition for equivalent learning

Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
60
Establish a helping relationship
60
Adopt relational approaches with clients with cognitive impairments, mental health problems or neurodevelopmental disorders
60
Determine the appropriate means to respond to the needs of clients with physical illnesses and disabilities
75
Provide care related to activities of daily living (ADL)
30
Prevent infections and contamination
120
Provide assistive care related to daily activities
30
Deal with situations involving risk
105
Work with clients who require assistive care at home or in alternative living environments
60
Deal with family, social and cultural contexts
30
Provide assistance to clients in palliative and end-of-life care
45
Consider the rules and procedures for administering medications and basic invasive care involved in assistance with activities of daily living
60
Provide assistive care related to the client’s clinical reality
30
Administer first aid
75
Provide assistive care to clients requiring short-term care
Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
First Aid
15
Palliative Care
15
Job Search Techniques
120
Activities of Daily Living
75
Occupational Therapy
90
Family and Social Context
45
Everyday Domestic Activities
60
Medications and Basic Invasive Care
120
Home Care

TOTAL : 8 months (870 hours)