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Personal Support Worker (PSW)

A PSW is someone trained to help in a variety of tasks in and outside the home. If you need help with grocery shopping, housekeeping, or cooking, a PSW could be of assistance. Other tasks that PSW’s often assist with include: medication management, transportation, personal care (such as toileting, bathing and dressing), and social and recreational activities.7

Drivers

If you need help getting to a treatment appointment, the Canadian Cancer Society offers a transportation service that is run by volunteers. This is a shared-ride program that not only offers transportation but also a friendly, supportive environment along the way.8 Call 1-888-939-3333 to find out more, or visit the Canadian Cancer Society online at www.cancer.ca.

References

  1. Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community (CRNCC). Ontario Personal Support Workers in Home and Community Care: CRNCC/PSNO Survey Results. Online. Available at:
    http://www.ryerson.ca/crncc/knowledge/factsheets/pdf/InFocus-Ontario%20PSWs%20in%20Home%20and%20Community%20Care.pdf.
  2. Canadian Cancer Society. Getting transportation to treatment. Online. Available at:
    http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/transportation-on/?region=on

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