Personal Support Workers and Canada’s Aging Population

If you are a compassionate, hardworking person, this is a great time for you to consider starting a career in the healthcare field. On average, Canadians are living longer than ever before. In the coming years, Canada’s aging population will require more people working in supportive roles such as Personal Support Workers. Personal Support Workers […]

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Aurora College Personal Support Worker PSW Programs, Yellowknife campus sees largest graduating classes to date

The college held its spring convocation Saturday in the Katimavik rooms at the Explorer Hotel. With 84 students participating, the ceremony featured the largest classes to graduate from the Yellowknife North Slave Campus to date. Part of the reason for the increased numbers is the one-time addition of the personal support worker program in Behchoko. […]

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Personal Support Worker PSW Day May 19 Recognizes the importance of PSWs and provides an opportunity to fulfill the promise of homecare

Sunday, May 19, 2013 marks the fourth anniversary of the declaration of Ontario’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) day, a time to recognize the critical role PSWs provide in sustaining our health care system and providing a high quality of community and home-based care. Ontario’s 40,000 PSWs are fast becoming the frontline face of healthcare and provide […]

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A second career in Health Care can lead to satisfaction and growth

With funding from the Ontario government’s second career program, many a exploring the option of a second career such as a 26-week personal support worker diploma program at triOS College. Employment would be with working with dementia patients in long-term care settings. According to current PSW’s, the job can be a demanding one, as a PSW […]

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Personal Support Worker programs receives funding for simulation equipment

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Fleming College’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program has received funding to purchase special simulation equipment, which will improve classroom training. The college received $158,619.64 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Ministry’s Seniors Care Strategy. The Ministry provided this funding for improved educational resources, with the goal of enabling more seniors to […]

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PSW Registry puzzling to professional groups

Some Windsor-Essex personal support workers (PSW) – who provide frontline health care for seniors and people with disabilities and complex medical needs – are being asked to join a new provincial registry. But PSWs, labour unions and professional groups say until the Ministry of Health works out the kinks, it’s anyone’s guess whether the registry […]

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PSW Home Care Meeting demand for care

Increasing the level of care for residents in long−term care homes has been the top priority for our association for many years. It was also the cornerstone of the government−commissioned Sharkey Report, which recommended in 2008 an average of four hours of paid care per resident per day. Currently, the sector is close to three hours. The […]

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Ontario creates PSW Registry to oversee home care workers

Seniors and families will now have a way to check out personal support workers caring for them in their homes, the province has announced. The electronic PSW registry will detail the work experience, education and contact information of PSWs, who provide intimate care in homes of ill seniors and people with disabilities or chronic medical problems. The […]

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Severe shortage of health-care aides anticipated-Employment rate is high for trained support workers

Aging population increases personal care role; PSW program trains staff to work with elderly; job status growing as salaries average $36,000. Kerry Harrison divides her work week between two elderly Toronto women. She spends four weekday mornings in one woman’s home, and three weekday evenings and Sunday mornings in the other’s. Both women are in the early stages of […]

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Ontario pledge to increase community support funding expand personal support worker care hours

The criticism of Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks misses the mark. The introduction of LHINs streamlined health−care decision−making and eliminated several overlapping layers of bureaucracy, including district health councils and ministry regional offices. A much greater bureaucratic threat to patient care is the costly model of Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) case management that sees 6,000 highly qualified […]

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