Personal support workers (PSWs) play a crucial role in helping vulnerable people live their best lives. They usually work with seniors who need extra support with daily living tasks.
PSWs work in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement residences, hospitals, and for companies that deliver support to seniors in their own homes.
Personal support workers help clients maintain their dignity, stay safe, and remain as independent as possible.
Demand for personal support workers is higher than ever in Ontario and across Canada.
The need is so great that the Ontario government is investing tens of millions of dollars to train thousands of new PSWs.
Wondering if this career path is right for you? Want to know what you'd be doing at work?
In this post, we take you through the day-to-day duties of personal support workers and explain their role in client care.
Find out what becoming a PSW is all about, and if this occupation is your true calling.