Health Care Aides assist professional nurses in providing care for clients of various ages across the lifespan in many different health environments, including hospitals, continuing and community care facilities and home care. As a Health Care Aide, you will help clients with daily living activities, assist with assessments and prescribed medical treatments and create a safe, caring and comfortable environment.
Portage College delivers the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide curriculum. The program is designed as a blended model of delivery which includes: paced independent student and on-line instruction, on-site lab instruction, as well as instructor-led and preceptor-led practicums in a health care setting.
Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of health care settings including: hospitals, long-term facilities, doctors' offices and clinics, homecare, assisted living centers, hospices and group homes, private care.
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