leighvachon January 9, 2022
An extract from a blog worth reading…
“It’s a physical job. There is no way around it – the job of providing care is a largely physical one. It is a job that requires lifting, bending and bearing weight, it means hours on your feet, constantly in motion.
Though largely physical, I have watched the emotional toll PSW (Personal Support Worker) work takes. There are not boundaries enough that can stop a good, kind heart – the heart that beats in most PSWs – that can prevent the loss of their charges over and over without consequence.
PSWs are often the only social interaction their patients/residents/clients have in a day/week/month. They are often the last face seen by the dying. They are there in the darkest, most painful moments of a person’s life.”