Integracare Education Centre
The Personal Support Training Program was developed as part of the Ontario government's plan to reform the long-term care and social services. It is a single training program that consolidates the previous Health Care Aide, Home Support Worker, Attendant Care and Respite Worker Training programs.
The role of the Personal Support Worker is to support their client’s independence, expression of preferences and participation in daily activities in their homes, the community or in a long term care facility.
The Integracare Education Centre was a private vocational school, licensed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities from 2000 to 2008.
The Integracare Education Centre, a division of Integracare Incorporated, held a Certificate of membership with NACC and OACC from 2004 until 2008. During this period, courses were developed and provided by Integracare to address specific groups:
- Health Care Aides who needed to upgrade to Personal Support Worker
- Employees of nursing agencies, retirement residences and long term care facilities and community service organization who needed to upgrade their skillsets.
- Specialty groups, such as the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf, for whom Integracare developed and provided a PSW course for hearing impaired personal support workers.
During this period, the Integracare Education Center developed and provided courses for corporate clients to address their employees’ special training needs. The courses included:
|Acquired Brain Injury||Alzheimer’s (Dementia)||Back Care and Patient Transfer|
|Bowel, Bladder & Ostomy Care||Challenging Behavior||Communication & Professionalism|
|Dysphagia – Practice & Standards||Medications||Mental Health|
|Palliative Care||Skin Breakdown & Wound Care||Urinary & Catheter Care|