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Home Care Assistance (DVS)


This program will allow you to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to give care to people of all ages in terms of hygiene, welfare, nutrition, movement and security, whether in the comfort of their homes or in a residence. You will find employment as a visiting homemaker, family or social aide.

Job opportunities

  • Private homes
  • Local Coummunity Services Centres (CLSC)
  • Home-care businesses
  • Non profit organizations
  • Self-employed

Possible Specialization

Nursing Attendant with 210 hours of instruction in the Assistance in Health Care Facilities (DVS 5816)

Program Objectives

Enable the students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to:
  • Provide care and assistance services related to health problems, physical or intellectual impairments, or family hardships;
  • Help house-bound people become more autonomous so as to prevent their personal and family life from deteriorating.

Skills to be acquired

Enable the students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to:
  • Apply individualized intervention plans
  • Develop a trusting relationship with patients
  • Provide care relative to hygiene
  • Provide basic health care
  • Perform daily housekeeping tasks
  • Prepare and serve meals

Admission requirements

  • Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent ; OR
  • Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning ; OR
  • Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the general development test and specific prerequisites in the language of instruction or
    recognition of acquired equivalent competencies.

Program Content

Code Statement of the Competency Hours Credits
751-472 Occupations and Training 30 2
751-483 Client Needs 45 3
751-492 Infections and Contamination 30 2
751-502 Workplace Ethics 30 2
751-522 The Helping Relationship 30 2
751-532 Team Interaction 30 2
751-543 Physical Illnesses and Disabilities 45 3
751-554 Mental Health Approaches 60 4
751-568 Basic Care Procedures 120 8
751-572 First Aid 30 2
751-581 Palliative Care 15 1
751-591 Job Search Techniques 15 1
751-647 Activities of Daily Living 105 7
751-655 Occupational Therapy 75 5
751-666 Family and Social Context 90 6
751-673 Everyday Domestic Activities 45 3
751-684 Medications and Basic Invasive Care 60 4
751-698 Home Care 120 8

Total: 975 hours

Loans and Bursaries are available from the MELS.

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