Why Students in HCA Training Should Focus on Reducing Immobility in Patients

Maintaining a certain level of physical fitness is about much more than hitting a healthy weight. A lack of physical exertion can cause all sorts of harm to the body, weakening muscles, slowing down blood flow and triggering malnutrition. Health care assistants (HCAs) work closely with many clients who suffer from limited mobility. Almost all

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

What an Aging Population Means for Healthcare Assistant College Graduates

Ongoing healthcare breakthroughs are helping to solve medical problems, or at least limit the symptoms attached to particular illnesses. People in Canada, like the rest of the developed world, are living far longer as a result. This growth in the senior population must be matched by a similar increase in healthcare staff, who are needed