If you are a care worker looking for a new job or assessing your options when switching jobs a quick cost of living to annual salary comparison can help inform your next steps. To start you out, here is a cost of living calculator for Canadian cities and towns.
Being a health care worker takes dedication, perseverance and a person who generally likes to help others, however, the tragic circumstances that led to a PSW’s death in Ontario this past week is a cautionary tale for both PSW’s and care homes.
Trying to understand how many doses will be coming to Canadians and by when is still not well understood. Check out this article for some high-level number crunching from CTV News tallying up what has been ordered and paring it with recommitments by Moderna and Pfizer.
A local RN is teaching students at Montcalm Secondary School, providing well trained certified professions to fill a much needed skills gap. The students will graduate with a PSW certification into a market hungry for them!
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease and like the pandemic the families it effects must think and adapt to a different future. This month the Alzheimer’s Society is running The Quest, a fundraiser to help change the future of Alzheimer’s for the better. The Quest is a province-wide virtual fundraising event that will bring together Heroes from across Ontario to support caregivers and people living with dementia.
Even before the pandemic hit Canada had a shortage of Personal Support Workers, however, it wasn’t largely known by the public. Covid-19 has blown open the doors and put a spot light on the role of Personal Support Worker. Here is a great Article from TVO that highlights key numbers, issues, education enrolment and plans by the provincial government to boost PSW’s.