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Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations

Other titles : Companion;, Domestic housekeeper;, Family worker - home care;, Home health care aide


Description :

Visiting homemakers provide ongoing or short-term home support services for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption. They are employed by government, non-profit and home care agencies, or are self-employed. Housekeepers perform housekeeping and other home management duties in private households, embassies and other residential establishments.

Main duties :

  • family worker - home care
  • care for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption;
  • administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing;
  • plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients;
  • demonstrate infant care to new parents.
  • housekeepers
  • perform housekeeping and other home management duties under the general direction of an employer;
  • plan and prepare meals independently or with an employer, and may serve meals;
  • may care for children.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Montréal
  • Lanaudière
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Montérégie
  • Laval
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Laurentides
  • Estrie


Diploma of Vocational Studies


Home Care Assistance

Program length : Approximately a year

Program Objective

Home care assistance students are trained to provide basic care and services to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical or mental disabilities on the basis of a care plan. This involves offering the basic care that they are trained to provide, helping clients carry out their everyday activities, helping them organize their living environment, ensuring clients’ safety and intervening in crisis or emergency situations. Students also learn to help clients integrate and socialize in individual or community activities. All of these tasks require establishing a relationship of trust with clients and those close to them. Home care attendants also receive training in providing care and services in the home. They help vulnerable or at-risk clientele carry out everyday domestic activities, such as preparing meals. They also advise clients on their lifestyle habits and provide parenting support, if applicable. The goal is to meet the general needs of clients, to help them compensate for their disabilities, to maintain and promote their autonomy, to accompany and support them in their daily and domestic lives, while taking into account any family or social problems that could interfere.

Where this program is available