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Health Care Aide
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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Up to 50% of course credits from the Government of Alberta HCA Provincial Curriculum (2019) can be transferred from one post-secondary institution's Health Care Aide program to another.
Health care aides (HCA) work under the direct or indirect supervision of a regulated health professional, such as a nurse, in a variety of settings including:
- home care
- assisted living facilities
- long-term care
Health care aides provide basic health services, assistance and support with daily living activities for clients who have medical conditions or major functional limitations.
In Alberta, the health care aide profession is unregulated. To ensure consistent training of the health care aide workforce in Alberta, the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum is used by licensed post-secondary institutions.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to work in continuing care institutions, home care agencies, group homes, assisted or supportive living facilities, day programs, specialized care centres and programs, acute care hospitals, and private care.
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