The new CCAs include Debra Green, left, Seonaid Deveau, Sarah Wile, Lisa Weaver, Sheri Power,Leanne Power and Leanne McIntyre, RN. - Wendy Elliott, www.kingscountynews.ca
By Wendy Elliott
PeopleWorx in Kentville graduated 21 new continuing care assistants on Nov. 15, and they are already employed in the community’s continuing care sector.
The ceremony marked the eighth class trained by PeopleWorx to meet the outcomes of the provincial curriculum with success, said interim director Dorothy Miller. The demand for skilled CCAs continues in this area and Miller says local employers are predicting the need will continue well into the future.
The continuing care sector is an integral part of Nova Scotia’s health care system, she said, because programs and services help Nova Scotians to maximize their independence, promote well-being, enhance their quality of life and support the on-going care needs of loved ones.
“The ultimate goal of the sector is to help people live their lives to the fullest in the place they call home,” she said. “Graduates are able find employment in long term care nursing homes, private in-home care, group homes, rehabilitation centers and in hospitals.”