|Faculty:||Health & Community Support
|Description:||Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are prepared to work in both healthcare facilities and community agencies. In these roles they are important and valued members of the health care team. They 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. They work as members of a health care team in a variety of settings with direction and supervision from other health professionals.
The work done by HCAs is based on a set of fundamental values, beliefs and ethical principles that are consistently reflected in all aspects of their work with clients, families, team members and others. Amongst these core values, beliefs and principles, which serve as foundations of HCA practice, are those related to: Human Beings, Older Adults, Health and Healing, Healthcare, Caring and Caregiving, The Family in Health and Healing, and Understanding Culture and Diversity.
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This cost estimate does not include books, supplies and other applicable costs. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $250.