As a health care aide you'll encounter a very diverse patient pool, especially in Canada, a country that prides itself on diversity. You'll encounter and assist those from different ethnicities, religious, countries and cultures. Canada's elderly population is growing substantially, as is its immigrant population. Since 2001, immigration numbers have been between 220,000 and 260,000 per annum. With the elderly and immigrant populations both rising, it should come as no surprise that throughout your career you will likely encounter many clients from this demographic.
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Health Care Aides are an essential part of any medical staff and as Canada’s population gets older, these careers have become more in-demand than ever. Health Care Aide training at Herzing College gives students the hands-on knowledge they need in order to excel in the incredibly rewarding world of client care. These dedicated professionals often help prepare meals, help clients bathe, or help transport clients.
Did you know that it’s possible to reduce the severity of mental illness by noticing the symptoms early on? Early intervention now allows skilled professionals to help reduce, delay, or even prevent major mental illness from taking hold in vulnerable members of their community.
When a fungal meningitis outbreak swept across the United States in 2012, affecting over 800 people, the FDA traced its origin back to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.
On November 6th, communities across Canada will celebrate their community support workers—and with good reason! Community support workers make a huge difference in their neighborhoods. Whether they’re interviewing a patient at a crisis intervention centre, organizing a counselling session, or referring clients to other social services, they provide guidance and support when many clients need it most.
All across the country throughout the recent months, major political leaders have made the health of Canada’s senior citizens a central election topic. As voting day approached, NDP leader Tom Mulcair summed it up well: “For a lot of voters, health care will be a defining issue in this election.”
A community services worker is someone who seeks to improve the quality of life and well-being of in-need individuals. Industry professionals know that this is a very broad field of work, and therefore, CSWs are typically responsible for taking on a wide variety of roles. In fact, many graduates of community services worker programs will graduates to find employment opportunities in halfway houses, detoxification centres, hospitals, outpatient clinics and more.