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Assistance in Health Care Facilities Diploma

The Assistance in Health Care Facilities program offered at CDI College is designed to prepare students for careers providing care and support to individuals in assisted living facilities. Find out more about this diploma program here.

Official Program Name:

Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities (Assistance à la Personne en établissement de Santé)

School Offering Program:

CDI College

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Assistance in Health Care Facilities diploma program may be patient and possess excellent communication skills. All CDI College applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students in the Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities program offered by CDI College have the chance to gain skills that allow them to provide a wide range of support to clients, from welcoming and integrating new patients to providing basic first aid and helping them complete hygiene tasks. Additional courses could cover basic mental health care, helping patients with disabilities, and preventing contaminations and infections. In addition, students can learn about workplace ethics, teamwork, and job search strategies. This program is offered in both English and French.

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Financial Assistance Available:

Financial assistance programs are available. Please contact CDI College for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Coursework for an Assistance in Health Care Facilities Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change and vary by campus. Contact CDI College to confirm the most up-to-date information before enrolling in a program.

Course Topics

  • Short-term basic care and services
  • Basic mental health care and services
  • Long-term basic care and services
  • Care unit procedures
  • Job search techniques
  • Palliative care
  • First aid
  • Basic care procedures
  • Mental health approaches
  • Physical illnesses and disabilities
  • Team interaction
  • The helping relationship
  • Workplace ethics
  • Infections and contamination
  • Client needs
  • The occupation and training process

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

CDI College's Assistance in Health Care Facilities program helps prepare students for careers supporting individuals living in residential care and assisted living facilities. They could seek jobs where their duties include assisting patients with moving or hygiene, tidying work areas, or helping clients integrate into their environment. Some positions graduates could consider include:

  • Long-term care aide
  • Residential care attendant
  • Nursing aide
  • Home healthcare worker
  • Health care assistant

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