Personal Support Worker
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ontario provides a range of health care services in a variety of settings: long-term care facilities; agencies in the community for home care providers; in adult day programs; supportive housing settings; group homes; hospitals; educational facilities and; many other settings.
What Does a PSW DO?
The range of services provided by Personal Support Workers depends upon the individual needs of each person they support. Services include:
Home management (Such as shopping, house cleaning and meal preparation)
Personal care (such as dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other routine activities of living in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act);
Family responsibilities (such as routine caregiving to children)
Social and recreational activities.
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