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Continuing Care Assistant

About The Program

The Continuing Care Assistant diploma program includes the Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia care course as well as front-line education for palliative care.

Career Opportunities

As a Continuing Care Assistant graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Continuing Care Assistant, Care Team Assistant, Home Support Worker, Home Care Worker, and Personal Care Worker.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  • Shannex
  • Northwood Homecare Limited
  • Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
  • We Care
  • Revera Home Health
  • Bayshore Health Care

Program Details

Get the certifications you need to become a successful Continuing Care Assistant. As the aging population increases, the demand for care workers is growing rapidly. If you are looking for a rewarding career path and enjoy helping others, the Continuing Care Assistant program is just what you need to get started.

Support clients and their families who need assistance — whether elderly, disabled or recovering from a serious illness or injury. You’ll have the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings including hospitals, long term care homes or as in-home care providers.

As a Continuing Care Assistant student at Eastern College, you will learn the skills required to meet provincial standards and help you find a job in your chosen field.

Students enrolled in the program receive:

  • Course material approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee;
  • Palliative Care Front-Line Education;
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C training;
  • Food hygiene course or Basic Food Safety Training (BFST);
  • WHMIS awareness;
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act introduction.
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