A Home Support Worker (HSW) is a Caregiver who assists people with daily personal care needs as they deal with the effects of aging, injury, surgery or illness. A Home Support Worker works under the direction of a Shylo Home HealthCare Supervisor who does the initial assessment and develops the client’s initial Care Plan.
Home Support Workers typically have six to nine months of training at a community college or the equivalent health care education/training in another country; many foreign-trained nurses work as Home Support Workers while they are pursuing their RN or LPN licensure in Canada. Home Support Workers are by far the most popular level of Caregiver for senior and elderly care; they provide basic home support services such as Housekeeping and Meal Preparation, but they also have the training to deliver more skilled care such as Personal Care and Medication Management if the client’s needs progress or change.
Caregivers are not currently regulated in Canada, but British Columbia introduced the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry in April 2010. Caregivers are also sometimes referred to as “Resident Care Attendants”, “Nurse’s Aides”, or “Community Support Workers”.
Caregivers with Vehicles
If you would like a skilled Caregiver to accompany you to your medical appointments, or would just like the convenience of a Companion to escort you on your errands, Shylo can can come pick you up, accompany you on your appointments or errands and then return you home. We are happy to be there for you!
- Vacuuming & Dusting
- Laundry & Dishes
- Kitchen & Bathrooms
- Clean Out Fridge & Stove