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INSTITUTIONAL AND HOME CARE ASSISTANCE

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.

5858 – Diploma of Vocational Studies

Description

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
Jobs
  • 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.

Prerequisite

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

Duration

Total duration: 870 hours (5 days a week for the first 10 weeks and then 3 days a week with employment opportunities at the CIUSSS) in 11 months 

Competency Hours Credits

The Occupation and the Training Process  30 2

Helping Relationship 60 4

Relational Approaches  60 4

Needs of Clients With Physical Illnesses and Disabilities 60 4

Activities of Daily Living 75 5

Prevention of Infections and Contamination 30 2

Basic Daily Care Procedures 120 8

Situations Involving Risk 30 2

Care in the Home or Alternative Living Environments 105 7

Family, Social and Cultural Contexts 60 4

End-of-Life Care 30 2

Medications and Basic Invasive Care 45 3

Care Related to the Client’s Clinical Reality 60 4

First Aid 30 2

Short-Term Assistive Care 75 5

Fees

Registration fees: $97.50

RAC

Have some previous experience ?

Recognition of Acquired Competencies could shorten the time between you and your diploma.