Why it’s the Right Time to Become a Healthcare Assistant in BC

There are many different types of people who require day-to-day support and benefit from the important work done by health care assistants (HCAs), also known as health care aides. Clients in need of care services include people who have a chronic illness, individuals who have endured an injury or have a physical disability, and seniors,

Companionship for Seniors: What to Know Before You Become a Healthcare Assistant

Whether chatting at work or focusing on the family, we all enjoy participating in activities, interactions, and social engagement together. Some seniors, however, may not have access to these opportunities on a regular basis if they lack close family or friends nearby, or are living with limited mobility. This puts them at greater risk of

5 Tips for Communicating with Elderly Clients after HCA School

Communicating effectively is difficult, and even in the best of situations there can be misunderstandings. When Health Care Assistants (HCAs) enter their field, they should be aware of certain challenges they may face when conversing with elderly clients. Here are some tips to help HCAs make sure their clients feel that they are being heard

Simple Ways to Improve the Mental Health of Seniors After Healthcare Assistant Training

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, over 1.8 million Canadian citizens over the age of 60 have been diagnosed with a mental health problem as of 2016. Seniors with mental health issues like dementia and depression may be at greater risk of becoming isolated, increasingly stressed, and even developing physical health problems. With

How to Tell if Attending HCA College is the Right Career Choice for You

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been working for years, there are many reasons why you might consider training for a healthcare career. But how do you know whether this effort will be worthwhile, and how do you know which specific career path you should pursue? In B.C. and other areas of