Continuing Care Assistant

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The Continuing Care Assistant Diploma program is accredited by the Health Association of Nova Scotia (HANS). You will receive the necessary theory and hands-on training to prepare you for this vital, in-demand career. You?ll cover all aspects of CCA modalities, including speciality training in dealing with Alzheimer?s, dementia and palliative care.|Right now you can take advantage of free tuition for the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) program which is being funded by the Seniors and Long-Term Care division of the Nova Scotia Government. You must be a Canadian permanent resident or citizen to qualify.|||

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Nova Scotia


Eastern College

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Program Duration

44 Weeks

Program Intakes
Class Type

In Person, Virtual



Program Details
Get the certifications you need to become a successful Continuing Care Assistant. As the aging population increases, the demand for care workers is growing rapidly. If you are looking for a rewarding career path and enjoy helping others, the Continuing Care Assistant program is just what you need to get started.
Support clients and their families who need assistance ? whether elderly, disabled or recovering from a serious illness or injury. You?ll have the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings including hospitals, long-term care homes or as in-home care providers.
As a Continuing Care Assistant student at Eastern College, you will learn the skills required to meet provincial standards and help you find a job in your chosen field. Course material is approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee.?
Students enrolled in the program receive the following certifications;
LEAP Long-Term Care Pallium Canada
Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementia Care Course
Standard First Aid/CPR Level C training
Food Hygiene Course or Basic Food Safety Training (BFST)
WHMIS Awareness
Occupational Health and Safety Act introduction

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