Education & Training

New and exciting partnership with NACC Personal Support Worker (PSW) Training and Certification and Online Caregiver Training and Certifications.

Personal Support Worker PSW Program

We have an exciting partnership with an approved National Association of Career colleges (NACC) Private Career College offering the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program training and certification on a part-time; full-time and bridge pathway. Students are able to work with us as a Caregiver while optimizing their education as a PSW healthcare professional. The PSW program includes theory and practicums in a long-term care and community based settings. Students will also write the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) Exam and receive their NACC pin, which makes them licensed to work in Ontario as a Personal Support Worker (PSW). The cost of the program includes First Aid CPR certification; Mask Fit testing; Food Handlers certification; WHMIS; Health and Safety training; uniforms and textbooks. PSWs are in high demand due to the ageing population. PSW employment can be found in hospitals; in long-term care homes; in retirement homes; in community agencies and in home care agencies.

Full Time: May 1st, 2017 – September 22nd, 2017
(Part Time and Bridge Options available)

Tuition Fee: $3450 (Not including additional fees)

Location: Hamilton, ON
Accessible from Burlington, Stoney Creek and surrounding areas through public transit and the GO bus.

For more information, please call (905-928-9595): Joanne De Rubeis, RN, OCT.

Online Caregiver Training – Help! Healthcare Essentials Learning Program

We also offer online healthcare training through our program called HELP! Healthcare Essentials Learning Program. This learning program can be customized to each students needs. And can be geared towards employers for their staff; informal caregivers providing care to loved ones; students or individuals interested in gaining knowledge about the healthcare field and health care professionals. There are a wide variety of topics and certifications and access to a full online resource library.

  • Caregiver and Staff Training and Resources
  • Accessible Online Training
  • Work at your own pace
  • Receive certificates in your Healthcare field
  • Prepare yourself for a career in Healthcare

For more information, please call (905-515-5642): Jacqueline De Rubeis, Principal

First Aid CPR Training

Gold Cross Home Care has become a Training Partner with the Canadian Red Cross to provide First Aid CPR training courses to the public. Through the Canadian Red Cross established National Program Standards, Gold Cross Home Care is now certified to adhere to these standards at all times to ensure the safety, consistency, and quality of Red Cross First Aid CPR programs.

For more information, please call (905-928-9595): Joanne De Rubeis, RN, OCT.

Testimonials

  • Joanne is a compassionate, knowledgeable professional who, through her company Gold Cross, has assisted my family in providing Personal Support Workers of the top order. From companionship and personal assistance to pre demise compassion her PSWs are the best. We will continue to use Joanne's services as long as my mother is still alive. Thank you Joanne.
    –R.W, Hamilton

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  • Without that wonderful woman, I don't know if I could have gone through this. You too Joanne, always there when I needed you. Dad's smiles when Cathy arrives...so says it all. The little treats, going over and above for dad, calming and reassuring me as his caretaker. You guys are the best!
    –T.B, Burlington

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  • I have had GOLD CROSS services for my Mother for two years. Their staff were very friendly and professional. My Mother is 91 years old and they supplied medication and laundry services. We were very happy with the company.
    – J.M, Hamilton

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  • Every effort was made by Joanne to try and have the same people come in each day so that my friend could feel more comfortable considering the sudden change from having his wife doing everything. I am confident that if you need care at home or at the Retirement Home you can be sure that your needs will be met in an efficient and compassionate manner.
    –T.J, Stoney Creek

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  • I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care you have given my mother over this past year. You and your staff are very compassionate and caring. I want to thank you for showing us that people really care. My mother is a happier person these days even though she is faced with her challenges.
    –P.T, Hamilton

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  • You stepped up big time with our dad and you have continued to help and support our mother. I would highly recommend your service to anyone.
    -P.M, Ancaster

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  • Joanne your caregivers seem to have the experience and patience with my mom. So important. Very grateful for the pictures of our mum you sent us.
    -R.F, Dundas

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  • It honestly feels like an albatross is off my back. This is one of the first nights I can sleep. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for Cathy she is a gem.
    -T.B, Hamilton

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  • He (my dad) is very fond of you and your team. You really made a difference and make my dad feels comfortable and happy again.
    -W.L, Hamilton

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  • My dad has greatly improved under the care of your PSWs. Your caregivers are very kind and helpful. Please thank them for their kind care over the last couple of weeks.
    -I.O, Hamilton

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  • Joanne and her staff have provided my elderly mother with such great care over the last year or so. As my mom's needs grew greater they were there to help us. They provided excellent PSWs who took care of my mom as well as provided her with the services she needed in her apartment. Thanks to you and your staff for all your hard work. I could not of done it without you.
    -D.M, Stoney Creek

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  • Thank you for organizing the care for my mom. We really appreciate all of the work and extra attention to detail that you have done for her.
    -A.H, Ancaster

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  • My grandmother was very pleased with her visits. She was very impressed with all that your PSWs do for her and they always have a great chat. I didn't know how she would react so I am relieved that she enjoyed it so much. Your follow up phone calls are extremely helpful.
    -J.C, Dundas

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  • Just a quick note to say how much we all love Ana. She is fabulous. We feel such a relief since using your services through Gold Cross.
    -L.M, Hamilton

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