Caregiver Program Duration:

Program Duration: 6 months including 2 weeks practicum training. The total duration of the program is 830 Hours of classroom study.

Admission Requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 19 years of age
  • Hold a secondary school certificate (Grade 12)

Caregiver Program Outline:

Personal

– Care of Child

– Elderly Care

– Care of Persons with special needs

Nutrition and Food Preparation

– Basic Nutrients

– Basic Food Preparation

– Meal Presentation and table etiquettes

Personality, Communication & Cultural Adaptation

– Personality Development

– Effective Communication

– Canada & Multiculturalism

Health and Safety

– Home Safety & Health Hazards

– First Aid & CPR

– Food Handling

– Medical Administration

Home Making

– Organizing Home Management

– Laundry

– Bed Making

– Cleaning

Legislation & Home Care

– Caregiver’s Rights & Obligations

– Client Rights

– Ethics

– Labour Standards

– Abuse

Live-in Caregiver course outlines are described as follows:

Child Growth and Development

  • The process of learning and maturation, child growth and development
  • Cultural, economic, and generational influences on development

Health, Safety and Nutrition

  • Signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses
  • Developing safe and secure environments for young children
  • Policies and procedures for licensing requirements for observing and reporting abuse and neglect
  • Snack and meal planning and applying the Canada Food Guide in childcare settings

Career Planning and Management

  • Work Ethics / Canadian Culture / Job Search Skills
  • Interview techniques
  • Create an employment package

Concepts for Practice

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical framework for practice. Students will be introduced to the philosophical values and theoretical understandings that provide a foundation for competent practice as an Caregiver. The course focuses on concepts of caring and person-centered care; basic human needs and human development; family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing. Students will also be introduced to a problem-solving model that will be critical to their practice.

Introduction to Practice

This course provides an introduction to the role of the Caregiver within the Canadian health care system. Students will be introduced to the roles and functions of Caregivers within the team. Students will also have opportunities to develop self-reflective skills required for competent practice.

Interpersonal Communications

This course focuses on the development of self-awareness, increased understanding of others and development of effective interpersonal communication skills that can be used in a variety of care-giving contexts. Students will be encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns. They will have opportunity to develop and use communication techniques that demonstrate personal awareness, respect and active listening skills.

Lifestyle and Choices

This course introduces students to a holistic concept of health and the components of a health-enhancing lifestyle. Students will be invited to reflect on their own experience of health, recognizing challenges and resources that can impact lifestyle choices. Students will be introduced to a model that can be applied in other courses to understand the multi-faceted nature of health and healing.

Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges

This course introduces students to the normal structure and function of the human body and normal bodily changes associated with aging. Students will explore common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system. Students will also be encouraged to explore person-centered practice as it relates to the common challenges to health and, in particular, to end-of-life care.

Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges

This course builds on content from other courses to assist students in exploring concepts and care-giving approaches that will allow them to work effectively with individuals experiencing cognitive or mental challenges. Emphasis is on recognizing behaviors and identifying person-centered intervention strategies.

Personal Care and Assistance

This practical course offers students the opportunity to acquire personal care and assistance skills within the parameters of the Caregiver role. The course is comprised of class and supervised laboratory experiences which assist the student to integrate theory from other courses to develop care-giver skills that maintain and promote the comfort, safety and independence of individuals in community and facility contexts.

Practice Experience in Home Support and/or Assisted Living

This practice course provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from all other courses with simulated individuals and families in a community setting. Opportunity will be provided for students to become more familiar with the role of the Caregiver.

Practice Experience in Multi-Level and/or Complex Care

This supervised practice experience provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from all other courses in the program with individuals in a multi-level or complex care setting. A portion of this clinical experience will be devoted to working with individuals experiencing cognitive challenges. Opportunity will be provided for students to gain expertise and confidence with the role of the Caregiver within a continuing care facility.

 

 

Common Questions
  • Working HoursMon - Fri 8:30am to 6:00pm, Sat 8:30am to 2:00pm (India)Mon - Fri 11:00am to 7:00pm, Sat 11:00am to 2:00pm (Canada)