In the province of Nova Scotia, Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) are not regulated by legislation or governed by a regulatory body and, therefore, responsibility for issues related to public interest and governance rests largely with the employer. In the absence of a governing body, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) supports and provides oversight for the CCA Program which includes the educational component, certification process, and CCA Registry. To assist with these activities the Nova Scotia Continuing Care Assistant Program Advisory Committee has been established by the DHW to govern the CCA Program throughout Nova Scotia. Health Association Nova Scotia is engaged by DHW to provide operational supports for the CCA Program.
Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) provide vital services to people who need support in their daily lives. As a CCA, clients depend on you to support care, safety, well-being, and enrich their quality of life by providing personal care and other activities to help them live well. You also help clients participate in meaningful activities, including social interactions and recreation.
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