Personal support work is the provision of routine care activities, support and assistance to carry out activities of daily living. Personal Support Workers assist with activities of daily living with the goal of supporting our client’s independence and optimal functioning.
These activities include:
Implementing care plan interventions as directed by an RHP
Mobility assistance (including the proper use of transfer and lifting devices)
Activation, companionship, and social engagement
Reporting changes in client status or safety concerns to a supervising RHP and/or responsible family member and treatment team
Documenting care provided
Care plans are developed by the client’s care team which can include, but is not limited to, the client, their family, their physician, nurse, case coordinator, physiotherapist, and PSW. PSWs assist our clients with activities they would do for themselves were they physically or cognitively able. In some cases, PSWs may also be asked to carry out homemaking tasks such as shopping, light housework, and meal preparation.