Vickers Distance Education offers a “Health Care Aide for Special Care Homes” course approved by the Department of Social Development qualifying people for work in a Special Care Home or Adult Residential Facility in New Brunswick.
The course consists of 5 Assignments, 5 Tests, 3 Workshops, 70 hours of paid on-the-job training and results in a “Health Care Aide for Special Care Homes” certificate. Ms. Vickers’ educational background includes a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master’s of Business Administration and two certificates in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care Management. As a Registered Nurse, she had 5 years experience in various clinical settings, when she started working in the Home Support Industry in 1992. In 1994, she started her first home care agency, and developed a Health Care Aide program to train her own workers. This course was approved by the Saint John Regional Director, Brian Brooks, of Health & Community Services, in 1994 for Home Care Agencies in New Brunswick.