Thursday, October 16, 2014
Reeves College Brings the Health Care Aide Program to Two Campuses!
There is a growing demand for healthcare professionals
nationwide. Research by the Canadian government reveals that the
majority of healthcare workers join the workforce older than average but
retire at a younger age, which is creating a steady wave of job
openings and is projected to continue until 2022. To adapt to this
growing demand, Reeves College is now offering the Health Care Aide
program at two of its Alberta campuses: the Calgary City Centre and
Edmonton City Centre.
Health care aides (HCAs) are trained to
provide care for the young and elderly. Students enrolled in the program
will not only learn about the fundamentals of anatomy and medical
terminology, they will also gain a better understanding of how to take
care of individuals suffering from chronic conditions such as
Parkinson’s disease; cognitive impairment like dementia or Alzheimer’s
disease; spinal injuries; developmental disabilities; and more.
it is important to ensure that HCAs are trained to take good physical
care of their clients, other aspects of their lives should not be
neglected, which is why emotional and psychological care are also
emphasized in the program. To ensure that students become adept at the
skills and strategies they have learned in the classroom, Reeves College
requires all students to take part in a field placement consisting of
200 hours where they will practice in the real world.
long-term care facilities, HCAs can also seek opportunities as
residential care attendants, home healthcare workers, nursing aides, and
in daycares. For more information on how to enroll in Reeves College’s
23-week Health Care Aide program in Alberta, click here
or call 1-800-670-4512.