Health Care Assistant

Becoming a Health Care Assistant in Canada

“Always take the risk for self-development.” My name is Hannah Clemence Sophia C. Calumag and I am a risk taker. I grew up in a rural community in Bangui, Ilocos Norte Philippines as an only child and I think my parents did a great job of raising me. All my life I’ve had two teachers…

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My Final Remarks!

Hello, beautiful world! Welcome to my fourth and final Health Care Assistant student blog. Hope all is well! I cannot believe the course is almost over! I am still very busy practising my hands-on skills in a clinical setting and was in a facility in Surrey practising in a Long-Term Care Residential setting. This is…

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Seven Tips on the Art of Applying our Hands-On Skills

Hello, beautiful world! Welcome to my third blog. Hope everyone is enjoying the weather. 🙂 I cannot believe how much time has passed. I have been uber busy these past few weeks (like literally, and I am going to tell you why…keep reading!) The last time I updated you all, I emphasized the importance of…

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The Art of Practising Hands-On Skills

Hello, beautiful world! Welcome to my second blog. Hope everyone is full of big bright smiles. 🙂 I cannot believe spring is just around the corner! I have been awfully busy these past few weeks due to school. Tests, quizzes, lectures, assignments, attending workshops and presentations are keeping me quite busy these days. Along with…

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Meet Sheetal & The Reality Behind a Health Care Assistant

Hello, beautiful world! My name is Sheetal and I am a student in Stenberg’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) program. I have a heart for service and a strong passion for volunteering, health care and social work. In addition to being an HCA student, I’m also a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, granddaughter, pet-lover, postal worker,…

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How Health Care Aides Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Seniors

Canadians are living longer and longer, and rightfully expecting a high quality of life that lasts all the way through their golden years. With the right support, nothing can stop today’s senior citizens from achieving their best possible health. It’s skilled and compassionate Health Care Assistants who make this fulfillment possible for elderly individuals nationwide….

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Last Part of the Health Care Assistant Practicum and Program Wrap Up

Well its coming to an end – I have two days left of my 2nd practicum as Health Care Assistant and I am officially done school 🙂 For the past week and a half I have been working at an assisted living facility. The difference between this facility and the last one I was at…

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First Part of Practicum in the Health Care Assistant Program

Oh boy  I don’t even know where to begin here! The last 5 weeks of Health Care Assistant practicum has been so good – I’ve learned so much and have realized that this is what I was meant to do.  Working with Residents I was pretty nervous at first, working in a Care Facility and…

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Preparing for the Health Care Assistant Practicum

During the last few weeks of being in the actual classroom it was packed with lots of information, tips and case scenarios. We had to memorize 9 different scenarios, 4 of them we had to know by the time we did our midterm exam and the other 4 we needed to know by the time…

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Why Communication Skills are Crucial for Health Care Aides

Students enrolled in a health care aide training program will have the opportunity to provide daily assistance to the elderly once they break into the field. By helping clients with day-to-day functions, such as cleaning, meal preparation, bathing and grooming, health care aides enable these individuals to maintain satisfying levels of independence. Having good communication…

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