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6 Alzheimer's Myths for Students in PSW Training: Get Your Facts Straight!

Jan 10, 2018 10:59:55 AM

The vast majority of personal support workers (PSWs) in Ontario work with seniors. In fact, it's our rapidly aging population that is driving such a strong demand for PSWs across the province. 

The Canada Job Bank predicts excellent employment opportunities in long-term healthcare, particularly at home-care companies and nursing home facilities.

Personal support workers play (and will continue to play) and absolutely vital role in helping Canadian seniors maintain independence and quality of life as they age.

5 Good Reasons to Get Your Paralegal Diploma This Year

Jan 4, 2018 9:51:57 AM

Updated February 2021.

Paralegals in Ontario have a special status. Ontario is the only province in Canada in which paralegals can represent clients in small claims court, and before certain tribunals.

5 Mistakes Most New Business Managers Make (& How to Avoid Them!)

Jan 2, 2018 9:00:29 AM

Think you would make an excellent office or department manager? Imagine yourself supervising a team and coordinating projects?

Business Career Options: What's Your Role as a Marketing Assistant?

Dec 11, 2017 3:25:27 PM

Marketing is a career that spans virtually every industry and area of interest. From finance to fine arts—organizations of all types and sizes need marketing professionals to connect with audiences, develop and promote new products and services, raise money, and stay ahead of competitors.

Law Clerk Training: 5 Areas of Law You Will Study in Class

Nov 22, 2017 12:09:37 PM

Considering enrolling in law clerk training, and wondering how deeply you'll delve into legal procedures—and which areas of law you will focus on during your diploma?

Quality law clerk programs prepare students to carry out a wide range of legal office procedures, like booking appointments, managing client records, preparing documents, processing billing, and assisting lawyers with research.

5 Steps for Personal Support Workers Dealing with Difficult Patients

Nov 13, 2017 1:50:42 PM

Updated June, 2021.

Personal support workers play a central role in the lives of their clients. They provide the assistance patients need to maintain independence, cope with debilitating medical conditions, and achieve the highest possible quality of life.

PSWs help with important everyday tasks, like administering medication, providing assistance with grooming, planning and preparing healthy meals, coordinating social activities, monitoring changes in condition, and supervising prescribed therapeutic exercises.

The PSW-patient relationship is, by definition, close and personal. And as with all close relationships, conflicts can arise.

How should PSWs deal with patients who push them away or resist help? How can you maintain professionalism and serve your client's best interests, when faced with disruptive and upsetting behavior? 

Start with these 5 steps. These are the approaches front-line health care providers often use when dealing with difficult patients.

4 Peripheral Issues You'll Face After Networking School (+ Troubleshooting Tips)

Nov 1, 2017 9:41:07 AM

What kinds of computer peripherals will you need to install and troubleshoot after networking school? What exactly is a peripheral?

Your Top 5 Goals as an Office Manager: A Checklist for Business Students

Oct 23, 2017 12:49:37 PM

Updated June, 2021.

Plan to work your way up to a management role after business college? Believe you have what it takes to supervise a team of people, coordinate projects, and keep an office running smoothly?

Office managers, also known as administrative managers, work in a variety of settings: mid-sized offices, corporate divisions, government departments, small businesses, etc.

Your exact job description will vary depending on the size and type of organization you work for. But common tasks for this role usually include monitoring inventory, hiring and supervising other admin staff, processing payroll, optimizing office procedures, and organizing team events.

What will you be looking to accomplish after stepping into an admin management role?

These will be 5 of your top goals and responsibilities.

Community Services Worker Careers: Working With At-Risk Youth

Oct 3, 2017 9:09:45 AM

Who exactly are "at-risk" youth? Definitions vary, but this term generally refers to young people whose health, safety, and future prospects have been seriously compromised by situations beyond their control.

These situations may include abusive home environments, mental illness, or addiction—and lead to criminal behavior and/or dropping out of school.

Overall, at-risk youth are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood by finishing school, entering the workforce, maintaining good mental health, and becoming contributing members of their communities. Their lives are often cut short by suicide and violence, or derailed by incarceration.

PSW Career Support: Coping With the Death of a Client

Sep 25, 2017 11:24:55 AM

Death and dying are everyday realities for personal support workers. Many PSWs care for seniors in their homes, or in long-term care facilities, where an estimated 20% of residents pass away each year.  

PSWs often provide end-of-life care, where they specialize in helping clients (and their families) with life's final transition. But despite all of this direct experience, personal support workers still struggle with loss when a client dies.

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