Are you a people person and do you enjoy working with older people? Then this is the career for you.
Health Care Assistant graduates promote and maintain the health, safety, independence, comfort and well-being of individuals and families. HCA's provide personal care assistance and services in a caring manner that recognizes and supports the unique needs, abilities and backgrounds of clients and residents. They work as members of a health care team in a variety of settings with direction and supervision from other health professionals.
The Health Care Assistant Program at KPU provides students with a unique clinical opportunity to experience supporting people living with Alzheimer's in a specialized care unit.
The Program also provides a distinctive clinical opportunity for students to experience acute care in their final practicum.
For confirmation of the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry requirements to practice in BC, please follow this link to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.