Continuing Care Assistant

Continuing Care Assistant 2022-2023

Overview

Demand for health-care workers is high, and that includes demand for continuing care assistants. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, the Continuing Care Assistant program might be just what you’re looking for.

As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

Textbook: The Canadian Personal Care Provider. Wolgen et al. 2016. Pearson. 
                Cost: $129.00 + tax (subject to change)

Not included:  Clinicals, Helping Skills, Interpersonal Communications, Safe Environment, Personal Competence, Body Systems, End of Life Care, PART, TLR, and FoodSafe. PLAR can be used to substitute for clinicals.

Tuition: cost is per module, and must be paid at least two weeks before each course's start date. 

North West College has the right to make any changes deemed necessary.

Lloydminster
Aug 30th, 2022 - Jun 22nd, 2023 Part-time

Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $129.00 (subject to change)

Admission Requirements

No admission requirements necessary. Students can start immediately without credentials or without proof of English Language proficiency. However, these students must first complete 24 credit units before they can take Post-Acute Care or Assisting with Special Procedures modules.

NOTE: Tuition must be paid two weeks or more before the module's start date.

Courses

Code Name
  • SPCR 284 Special Needs I

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with disruptions in their sensory organs, body systems (i.e. cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and endocrine) and body functions (i.e. genitourinary and gastro-intestinal).

    Tuition: $428 (Deadline to pay tuition: October 21)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly

    Dates: November 3 - December 5, 2020 (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00am - 4:00 pm

  • SPCR 184 Post-Acute Care

    You will acquire the theory and develop the skills needed to help clients meet their needs in the post acute care phase. This may include post surgical clients or clients with recent acute medical conditions.

    Tuition: $285 (Deadline to pay tuition: November 26. Must be fully admitted in program to take this module)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly
    Kits: Surgical asepsis kit $6.84 + tax

    Dates: December 8, 2020 - January 14, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursday & Saturday)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • SPCR 103 Assisting with Special Procedures

    You will be introduced to the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting with special procedures. You will learn the concepts of delegation, carry out basic measurements, perform simple treatments and be introduced to client assessment. You will also learn the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting clients with medications.

    Tuition: $285 (Deadline to pay tuition: January 7. Must be fully admitted in program to take this module)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly
    Kit: $23.28 + tax

    Dates: January 19 - February 6, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • SPCR 285 Special Needs 2

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with infectious diseases, cancer, altered mental abilities, disruption in mental health, and alcohol and drug dependency. You will learn the specific care required for bariatric clients.

    Prerequisites(s): SPCR 284

    Tuition: $285 (Deadline to pay tuition: January 28, 2021)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly

    Dates: February 9 - March 11, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturday)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

     

  • DEMC 183 Dementia Behaviour

    You will study the types, behaviours and progression of dementia. Behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimum levels of functioning will be learned.

    Tuition: $428 (Deadline to pay tuition: March 2, 2021)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly

    Dates: March 13 - April 20, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • SPCR 101 Observing, Recording, Reporting

    You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the work place. The course content includes basic concepts of simple arithmetic, basic medical terminology, concept mapping, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.

    Tuition: $285 (Deadline to pay tuition: April 13, 2021)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly

    Dates: April 22 - May 11, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • DEMC 280 Dementia Family Care

    You will learn how those with dementia are assessed and how to intervene in emergency situations. You will discuss environments and issues related to institutional care placement and the impact dementia has on families.

    Tuition: $143 (Deadline to pay tuition: April 29, 2021)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly

    Dates: May 13 - May 22, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursday & Saturday)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • NUTR 198 Nutrition

    You will learn normal nutritional requirements based on Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. The course content also includes exploring how to maintain optimal nutritional balance for your clients.

    Tuition: $285 (Deadline to pay tuition: May 13, 2021)
    Books: Order directly from Sask Poly

    Dates: May 25 - June 17 (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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