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5 Ways Personal Support Worker is the Most Meaningful Job in Healthcare

Oct 23, 2018 1:26:47 PM

We've all heard the news and read the stats. Canada's health care system is stretched to the limit. We don't have enough long-term care beds, there aren't enough medical professionals, and we don't know how we'll care for our growing population of seniors.

It's no surprise that in the middle of this challenge, we've seen demand for personal support workers sky-rocket.

Should You Take PSW Training? 4 Things to Consider Before You Enrol

Feb 18, 2018 1:48:18 PM

Inspired to begin a career in health care, and looking at your local training options?

Many students are attracted to personal support worker (PSW) training because of the direct focus on patient care, flexible work schedules, and high levels of demand across Canada for PSWs.

Students also like this program because it's quite short (usually less than 10 months), and is an excellent entry point for other health care careers, such a nursing.

PSW Training in Nutrition Management: Meal-Planning Tips for Seniors

Feb 6, 2018 11:09:23 AM

There are so many factors that can influence our relationship with food as we age. For example, while caring for seniors after PSW training, you will meet patients who have lost their sense of smell and taste, making meal time far less appealing.

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 Eye-Opening Facts on Elder Abuse for Students in PSW Training

Jun 7, 2017 8:55:06 AM

What is elder abuse? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as "a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, which causes harm or distress to an older person."

Elder abuse comes in many forms, including physical, psychological, financial, sexual, and even spiritual. Seniors may also experience abuse through neglect.

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