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Continuing Care - KTHR

Program Start: 5 January 2017 - In Session
Location: Melfort
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 1.5 years


The Continuing Care Assistant program provides knowledge and skill development in helping people to help themselves in their homes and special care facilities. You will receive training in: gerontology, dementia management strategies, applying the philosophy of long term care into home care, special care and community settings, promoting independence in a safe environment, working with people from all cultures, working with individuals with different levels of physical and cognitive impairment, giving personal care, and attending to psychosocial needs.

Please note:  This program is for Kelsey Trail Health Region employees only.  The program will be offered two days per week from Melfort to various Telehealth locations throughout the region.  Students will need to participate in the labs by meeting at a Kelsey Trail Health Region facility.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Heart Saver 'C' AED or equivalent.
  • Applicants should have personal and physical suitability.
  • Provide current immunization records
  • Criminal Record Check

The application deadline is November, 2016 (including all necessary supporting documentation). 

Please email transcripts and other related documents to Rebecca Cross, Cumberland College Registrar or provide documentation in a sealed envelope to:

Rebecca Cross, Registrar
Cumberland College
Box 2320, 400 Burns Ave. East
Melfort, SK   S0E 1A0
P) 306-752-8117   (F) 306-752-3484

Tuition: $2,408*
Books & Supplies: $750*
Student Fees: $35
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


- It may be possible to arrange for a payment plan to pay fees on a monthly basis.