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Cost of Living Calculator

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

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.

February 22, 2021
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Co-workers blame Ontario PSW’s drowning on dangerous conditions

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

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.

February 21, 2021
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Crunching the Vaccine Numbers

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

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.

February 16, 2021
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Local Nurse Turned High School Teacher Closing The PSW Gap One High School Student At A Time!

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

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!

February 13, 2021
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The Alzheimer’s Society - The Quest Fundraiser

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

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.

February 9, 2021
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How Do You Recruit Personal Support Workers During A Pandemic?

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

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.

February 7, 2021
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