Continuing Care Assistant Certificate Delivered part time – courses vary based on location
Longer life expectancies, a growing population of senior citizens, more focus on outpatient treatment – these are some of the reasons for the increasing demand for continuing care assistants. Simply put, continuing care assistants are people who care for other people.
The Continuing Care Assistant program provides the knowledge and skills you need to move into this rewarding field. Practicums provide direct experience in home care, long-term care, special care and acute care settings.
You will build knowledge and skills related to:
- Application of long-term care philosophy in different settings
- Addressing individual psychosocial needs
- Dementia management strategies
- Gerontology (a major area of study)
- Administering personal care
- Promoting independence in a safe environment
- Working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments
- Working with people of different cultures
The demand for continuing care assistants is growing and so are the job opportunities. You could work in a home care setting, long-term care facility, private care home, acute care facility, integrated facility, supportive housing or special needs classroom.
Most continuing care assistants work for one of Saskatchewan’s 12 regional health authorities or the Athabasca Health Authority. You’re part of a health care team working under the supervision of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and/or licensed practical nurses.
- Grade 12 or successful completion of 7 courses from this program: ANAT 100, SPCR 100 (or presentation of TLR certificate), SPCR 180, SPCR 182, SPCR 192 and two other courses not to include SANT 181 or SFTY 194
- Proof of English Language Proficiency
- Foreign Credentials may be accepted (will be determined after assessment)
- Students must be registered and accepted to the CCA program by SaskPolytechnic