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12 Graduates receive Home Care Aide Certificates

Local News 26 Nov, 2019 Follow News

12 Graduates receive Home Care Aide Certificates

Twelve adults received their Home Care Aide Certificates, from The Pines Retirement Home (PRH) Thursday, 7th November 2017. The students completed a 10-week Vocational Course in Home Care Aide and, an additional Ten (10) Hours of Practical Training.

The course highlighted Proper Care Procedures such as “how to” Develop Effective Communication Skills, Handle Emergencies, understand the Client’s Needs and How the Body Works, Observe Report and Record (ORR), Maintain a Safe and Healthy Environment, Meet the client’s Nutritional Needs, Prevent Infection, Make Bed, Provide Personal Care, Measure Vital Signs, Care for Older Adults, Mothers, Infants, and Children, Care for Clients with Mental Illness and at the End of Life, and How to Get and Keep a Job.

Lynda Mitchell, The PRH Manager and one of the facilitators said “we are very proud of our graduates. The studies were quite penetrating but rewarding at the end. The students enjoyed their lessons and learnings from each other, and all passed the course earning their certificates. With an advance level in home care aide, the participants look forward to a thriving career in the Home Care field.

Since the inception (February 2017) of the Home Care Aide Course at The PRH, 40 students have graduated from the programme.”

The Home Care Aide Course is offered twice annually at the PRH. The next class will commence Tuesday, 18th February 2020. The class size is limited to 15 students. For more details, please contact Ms. Marie Rivers at The Pines Retirement Home on 949-5650.


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