The personal support workers (PSWs) in Ontario are experiencing the largest transition ever in their professional history. The staffing crisis in both long-term and home care was only exacerbated by the pandemic and the need to rebuild this profession has never been greater. While this is a daunting undertaking, it is also an opportunity to professionalize through higher standards.
Such standards have already been undertaken in the passing of Bill 283, Advancing Oversight and Planning in Ontario’s Health System Act, 2021, which will erect a professional perimeter and title protection around this workforce for the first time in its history. In short, this means Ontarians will no longer be receiving personal care from nonprofessional health care providers.Read Full Post