Resource Audience Type: Educators

Requirements for Student Placement in Long-Term Care

This page contains information on requirements that must be met for a student to be eligible to work or volunteer in a long-term care home. It is important to note that health and safety requirements for student placements vary by home, so students and educators should always verify requirements with the placement supervisor or lead contact at the home.

CEoL 2020-2021 Reduced Program – Learning Materials

Transitioning to end-of-life care can be a difficult time for a resident and their family. Everyone has their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs around death and loss. Developing communication at end-of-life skills are crucial for LTC staff to foster therapeutic relationships with the residents and their families, increasing levels of comfort with hospice and palliative care philosophy.

The following are the learning materials for the reduced Communication at End-of-Life training programThe below materials were last updated in November 2020. 

If you are having difficulty downloading any of the below files please contact Emily Farrell, Project Coordinator at 

Impact Stories

senior man and teenage boy and girl playing cards

These stories illustrate real-life accounts of the positive impact of experiential learning student placements in long-term care homes.

Training for Secondary School Students

It is important for students to be prepared before beginning their placement in a long-term care (LTC) home. In addition to training provided by the school, the placement supervisor at the LTC home will also identify necessary training and resources for the student.

We recommend that students review the following resources and all of the recommended training material provided by the Ontario CLRI and the long-term care or retirement home they are involved with.

The information in the below resources are meant to be a general overview. Students must follow the long-term care or retirement home’s policies and check with their main contact at the home whenever they have questions.


Supporting the Mobility of Residents Living in Long-Term Care

senior woman with walker and female student assisting mobility

This training video will show to new team members, students or volunteers new to long-term care or retirement homes how to support a resident to stand from a chair and walk (with and without a walker), assist a resident to sit down from a standing position, and assist a resident using a wheelchair.

The information in this video is meant to be a general overview. Team members must follow the long-term care or retirement home’s policy about if or how they can support residents living with mobility issues. Check with your main contact at your LTC home if you have any questions.