When caring for patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s, Personal Support Workers (PSW) are vital to the care process. They help provide so much more than just physical assistance. PSW’s can give emotional support and can lead activities that promote cognitive function in patients who have dementia or Alzheimer’s.
These skills are necessary when working with this population of patients because they often need a lot of personal attention.
PSW’s also offer safety oversight for residents since these individuals may not be aware of their surroundings and could fall victim to an accident due to limited mobility. They are also able to give encouragement and motivation to patients who may be feeling depressed or anxious!
When making a selection, choose a PSW with the proper training, to provide quality care for your residents that have dementia or Alzheimer’s. Certification is available through various providers, which ensure that an individual has received the correct education needed to successfully perform their job duties within this field. Most importantly, having PSW education is the primary prerequisite.
Unfortunately, there is a shortage of PSW’s in long-term care homes, which means that some staff members can have upwards of 20+ patients on their caseload at one time! This is unsafe for the patients or the staff members, which is why more personal support workers are needed in long-term care homes.
Finding more PSW’s to support your long-term care home doesn’t have to be a time-consuming challenge anymore. With the help of a staffing agency like HealthOPM,, we can provide you with qualified candidates for your PSW positions in no time!
Need help finding and hiring PSW’s?
In today’s dynamic and ever-changing healthcare system, finding the right talent is easier with our support! From sourcing and screening to managing the onboarding process, you can rely on a trusted and experienced recruitment provider.
HealthOPM is positioned to help you manage your volume PSW recruitment needs during peak months and whenever you experience a spike in hiring!