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Health Care Aide

Quality and compassionate patient care are at the heart of the broad field of health care. Our staff is committed to helping those who qualify become skilled health care aides. If you are interested in a career that gives you the opportunity to help others, call or email us now.


Join a Growing Profession

Human Resource Development Canada has identified the career of health care aide as one of the fastest growing job categories in Canada. Graduates of our program will find that there is a very high demand for placement with employment throughout Canada.

Enjoy a rewarding career with excellent wages that allows you to perform meaningful duties by helping others in need. You will interact with patients throughout your day while providing them with compassionate care.

Working as a health care aide, you will become a certified health professional and can work in varied environments, including health care facilities and home care settings. You will be able to learn about the health care field in a role with advancement potential, as many health care aides further their career as a professional nurse. The health care aide occupation is one of the few professions that provide job security and a fulfilling position with only minimal cost and training time investment.

CHN College is registered as a private vocational institution under The Private Vocational Institutions Act. If you compare our program to other colleges, you will find that we offer high-quality programming and one of the lowest tuition fees in Manitoba.

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Professional nurses teach our program within a small classroom setting that offers students personalized instruction. We offer both evening and day programs to accommodate students who wish to maintain full or part-time employment while pursuing their Health Care Aide Diploma.

The health care aide is an integral member of the health care team providing care to individuals requiring supportive assistance. Working under the supervision of a nurse, they provide physical and emotional support to clients while promoting their independence within community, hospital and personal home care settings. Health care aides work with clients who:

  • Require End-of-Life (Palliative) Care
  • Have Varied Medical Illnesses and Conditions
  • Have Functional Limitations or Physical or Cognitive Disabilities That Interfere with Their Activities of Daily Living
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Duties of a Health Care Aide

Duties of a health care aide vary depending on each client's individual needs, but general responsibilities include:

  • Following Directives from Nurses
  • Observing and Reporting Client Conditions
  • Ensuring the Safety of Clients, Themselves, and Others
  • Assisting Clients with Bathing, Grooming, Dressing, Feeding, Bedding Changes, and Hygienic Care
  • Performing Client Bed Transfers and Turns, Lifting Clients Using Lift Equipment, and Assisting Clients with Walking and Crutch Walking
  • Implementing Interventions for Client Behaviour Management
  • Communicating with Clients and Team Members in a Respectful and Positive Manner
  • Supporting Clients with Therapeutic Activities Such as Range of Motion Exercises, Medication Administration and Reminders, and Simple Wound Care

Providers of Special Care

Health care aides may work in specialized areas such as pediatrics (children), end-of-life, and dementia or brain-injury programs depending on their interests.

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Ideal Personal Attributes of a Health Care Aide

To be a successful health care aide, you will demonstrate the following personal traits and abilities:

  • Good Physical and Mental Health
  • Relatability with People
  • Understanding, Patience, Gentleness, and Non-Judgmental
  • Professionalism in Dealing with Difficult Situations
  • Willingness to Provide Care to the Elderly and Clients with Physical Disabilities, and Treat Them with Dignity
  • Maturity and Dependability
  • Ability to Maintain Confidentiality of Client Information
  • Ability to Work Independently and as a Member of a Team
  • Productive Manner and Flexibility in Performing Varied Duties

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