for students who enjoy working with others, Patient Care Services
focuses on basic skills and knowledge needed for employment in a
health-related field. Students learn about infection control, personal
care, resident relations and housekeeping as related to providing
indirect care to residents of a health care facility.
Fast Facts on certified home health aides
Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there
Patient Care Services students gain real-world experience through job sampling experiences at health care and nursing facilities. Upon completion, they are prepared for a range of career opportunities or further training in the health care field. Students may be able to earn up to three certifications: Companion Caregiver, Patient Care Associate, and Home Health Aide. They will earn CPR and American Health Association First Aid certifications.
Patient Care Services is a career studies program for students who want to learn hands-on at an alternative pace. The program provides challenging, developmentally appropriate career prep experiences.
Career studies programs are taught by educators with substantial experience in their profession.
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