Who Can Enrol?


A Health Care Aide who is:

Who are HCAs and what role do they have within the healthcare team?

HCAs provide the majority of direct care within the continuing care sector and are active contributors to other parts of the healthcare system. HCAs contribute in many ways to patient care including:

  • Delivery of basic health services
  • Acute and Continuing Care (home care, supportive living, long term care)
  • Assistance and support with activities of daily living for clients with medical conditions or functional limitations

To view the skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes required by Health Care Aides in Alberta, see the Alberta Health Care Aide Competency Profile (2018).

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