Foundations of Home Care

Course Code: HCSS1076A

Credits: 2

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of responsibilities, scope of practice and special requirements of the personal support worker in home care. It discusses key concepts and skills involved in providing care to children, the elderly, and people with mental illness, developmental, and physical disabilities in the home setting. Students will understand the philosophy of home care settings and its emphasis on client choice and independence. Students will learn how to work effectively with home care clients and provide them appropriate care such as meeting nutritional needs, food planning, budgeting, meal preparation, care of the home and personal belongings, personal care, safety and injury prevention, infection control, and basic first aid in the home setting. The application of the nursing process in home health care is examined.

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Note: Please indicate location in the subject line of your email (Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews, Woodstock or Online).

Participants must be at least 16-years old, unless otherwise noted.

Books: For questions about books for online courses, please contact the NBCC Saint John bookstore at 1-506-658-6774 or email  For all other courses, please refer to the associated campus. Prices quoted are approximate. There are no refunds for textbooks or materials.

All prices include HST, where applicable, and are subject to change.

Registration Status

  • Open - Accepting registrations
  • Waitlist - Class is full but there is waitlist availability
  • Pending - Will open for registration & payment 3 months prior to the start date
  • Closed - Registration has closed
  • Full – The class is full and there is no waitlist available
  • Cancelled - The class has been cancelled