Program objectives

Home care assistance students are trained to provide basic care and services to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical or mental disabilities on the basis of a care plan. This involves offering the basic care that they are trained to provide, helping clients carry out their everyday activities, helping them organize their living environment, ensuring clients’ safety and intervening in crisis or emergency situations. Students also learn to help clients integrate and socialize in individual or community activities. All of these tasks require establishing a relationship of trust with clients and those close to them. Home care attendants also receive training in providing care and services in the home. They help vulnerable or at-risk clientele carry out everyday domestic activities, such as preparing meals. They also advise clients on their lifestyle habits and provide parenting support, if applicable. The goal is to meet the general needs of clients, to help them compensate for their disabilities, to maintain and promote their autonomy, to accompany and support them in their daily and domestic lives, while taking into account any family or social problems that could interfere.

Program content

CodeStatement of competencyHoursCredits
751-472Determine their suitability for the occupations and the training process302
751-483Adopt a holistic approach when considering the needs of different types of clientele453
751-492Prevent infections and contamination302
751-502Adopt behaviours consistent with professional decorum and workplace ethics302
751-522Establish a helping relationship302
751-532Interact as part of a team302
751-543Consider the manifestations of physical illnesses and disabilities as well as the specific needs of affected clients453
751-554Adopt relational approaches with clients with mental health problems, cognitive deficits or intellectual disabilities604
751-568Perform basic care procedures1208
751-572Administer first aid302
751-581Provide assistance to clients in palliative care151
751-591Use job search techniques151
751-647Provide basic care related to activities of daily living (ADL)1057
751-655Work with clients using occupational therapy activities755
751-666Adapt their intervention to the family and social context906
751-673Perform everyday domestic activities for clients with disabilities453
751-684Consider the facility’s rules and procedures for administering medications and basic invasive care604
751-698Provide basic care and assistance in a home care setting1208