Twelve adults received their Home Care Aide Certificate from The Pines Retirement Home (PRH) Tuesday, 16th November 2021. The students completed an 11-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 CEO, and one of the facilitators said “the main purpose for designing and teaching this course is to equip individuals, who have a desire to assist the elderly with the proper knowledge to do so. Caring for an aging populace isn’t as simple as one might think, and the students will attest to that. Although the course is quite intense, the participants enjoyed their lessons as well as learning from each other. With Cayman’s aging population increasing steadily, having the right personnel in place will certainly help.” Thanks to Nurse Jusene Brown, the Pines Nurse Supervisor and facilitator, for her ongoing support with teaching this course.
Since the inception of the Home Care Aide Course at the PRH, 97 students have received their Home Care Aide Certificates. The next Home Care Aide Course will commence 22nd February 2022, and the class size is limited to 16 students. For more details, please contact Ms. Leslie Anderson at The PRH on 949-5650.
Pictured from left to right, back row, Carolyn Morgan, Sandra Robinson, Diana Gray, Angella Fowler, Ingrid Eunis, Kesha Gordon; Middle row, from left to right, Audrey Wilson, Claudia Mejia, Ingrid Hartley; Front row, from left to right Nurse Jusene Brown, Madonna Sato, Pamela Webster, and Pines CEO Lynda Mitchell. Not pictured is Winsome Smart-Kelly, who also completed this course.