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A Guide to Caring for Immigrant Seniors after Health Care Aide Training

Sep 9, 2016 10:00:46 AM

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.

Providing Medication Assistance: A How-to for Students in Health Care Aide Training

Jun 3, 2016 11:22:45 AM

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.

3 Symptoms of Mental Illness You’ll Learn About in Community Services Worker Courses

Feb 17, 2016 10:00:21 AM

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.

How CSW Training Can Help You Spot These 4 Dementia Warning Signs

Dec 15, 2015 10:00:32 AM

 

CSWs often work with to help people suffering from dementia

5 Ways to Know a Medical Office Administrator Career is Right for You

Nov 17, 2015 10:00:59 AM

 

Medical administration staff assist healthcare professionals in all kinds of patient care

What is Aseptic Technique? A Quick Guide for Pharmacy Assistant Students

Nov 13, 2015 11:50:14 AM

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.

Self-Care Starter Kit: Honoring Community Support Worker Appreciation Day!

Oct 28, 2015 9:47:08 AM

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.

Health Care Aide for Seniors: Why it Was a Major Federal Election Issue

Oct 21, 2015 9:42:21 AM

 

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.”

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Successful CSW?

Jul 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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.

The Most Common Types of Addiction: A CSW’s Guide

Jun 19, 2015 11:14:31 AM

Most people think of addiction as being exclusive to drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes. And, while they are some of the most common addictions out there, they aren’t the only ones that CSWs encounter on the job.

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