The Continuing Care Assistant Program is designed to educate and equip CCAs with the ability to provide respectful, appropriate care to individuals needing assistance with activities, or instrumental activities of daily living in designated care settings. The philosophy of care embedded in the Program is a holistic social model of care, which considers the person and their families to be at the center of the care and services provided.
The outcomes are met through the successful completion of thirteen modules, six external certificates, and defined placements. Upon successful completion of the Continuing Care Assistant Program, CCA graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Provide person-centered care.
- Communicate clearly and professionally using a variety of communication media.
- Use appropriate aseptic safeguards.
- Apply environmental safety and security measures.
- Provide appropriate personal care to individuals.
- Provide care setting management duties within the scope of employment.
- Prepare, cook, and serve meals according to Canada’s Food Guide and based on individual needs.
- Use proper body mechanics while performing duties.
- Recognize common chronic illnesses experienced by individuals.
- Respond and/or seek appropriate help when any change occurs in individuals’ conditions.
- Respond appropriately to the physiological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of people across the life cycle.
- Identify community services available locally, provincially, and nationally.
- Promote healthy lifestyle choices and illness prevention.
- Provide person-centered care within the CCA Scope of Practice and as a member of a health care team.
- Demonstrate appropriate, respectful, professional behaviour.