Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)

  • Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)

  • Minimum Duration : 6 Months
  • Maximum Duration : 2 Years
  • Course Fee : Rs 6,500
  • Minimum Age : No bar
  • Maximum Age : No bar
  • Eligibility : 12th Pass with science

Programme Overview

A Geriatric Care Assistant (GCA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who usually works in a hospital, home or Old Age home environment and provide care to the elderly or old age patients. Internationally they may be called by similar names such as Elderly Care Attendants, Geriatric Nursing Aides or Patient Care Assistants.


The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

  • Demonstrate skills in basic geriatrics care such as assessment, patient positions, movements, preparation of facilities/environment of the patient, feeding, hygience, grooming, dressing, bathing and elimination needs of the geriatric patients, oral care, hari care, eye and ear care, skin, nail and foot care of geriatric patients.
  • Demonstrate skills in management of positions & pressure points, disabilities and well being of geriatric patient, including counseling skills and management of mental health issues in geriatric patients as well as Basic Life Support(BLS) measures & first aid in the event of emergencies.


Course code Course Name Credits
BHT-006 Foundation for Geriatric Care Assistance 4
BHT-007 Special Needs of Geriatric Patients 4
BHTL-008 Skills for Geriatric Care Assistance 12
Program Guide

Related Information

With the increase in geriatric population as wells as social limitations such as nuclear families, there is greater evidence of requirement of Geriatric Care Assistants.

The GCA program is thus a platform for gaining knowledge, to understand the activities and variety of care interventions that are required by an elderly patient.