Why is it important to take care of seniors as a PSW?

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  • July 4, 2016

Taking care of our elders in society is a difficult task that everyone might face as time goes by because our elders have a lot of concerns and they are easily irritated if they don’t want  what you are doing or what are you showing to them. Taking care of our elderly is like taking care of a new born baby, you have to maximize your attention and gentle move in order to make them feel comfortable.

When we are caring for the elder patients, we should deal appropriately with their personal changes like their physical, behavioral and their mentality. Because as we all know getting older is one of the hardest things that a person would face in his / her life, because doubts in his self would arise in that certain age. They become physically weak, hot-tempered, hard headed and they sometimes act like child, that’s why we have to be more patience in taking care of them and guiding them to their daily routines and also give them respect and show them that you also love them because elders are facing different changes like Physiological and Psychological change.

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Love your Elders

 “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”
― Tia WalkerThe Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“Age is only a number. Keep an active life.”
― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

“Love, care and treasure the elderly people in the society.”
― Lailah Gifty AkitaPearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Blessed is the society that has oldies.”
― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

“To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living”.
— Henri Frederic Amiel

“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older”.
— Anouk Aimee

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity”.
— Albert Einstein

We cannot deny the fact that some people are neglecting and rejecting their elders, they don’t even give their attention to them. Elders not only need affection and love, they also need to feel that he or she is important. We don’t need them to feel our indifference.

For that, we must learn and study the complexity of just how to take the best care our seniors. One of the best Career Colleges in Toronto, Ontario to do just that is Osilla Institute. This school produces good graduates for the Personal Service Worker aka PWS profession.

Osilla Institute has prepared its graduates for careers in the Personal Support Worker industry since 1983 serving thousands of students successfully during that time. Because of the quality of our students and their training we are well known in the industry and most importantly by prospective employers.

Osilla understands that starting on your career path or transitioning to a new one is not easy. That’s why we are committed to providing more than just training. We support our students through all aspects of entering the health care field by helping to remove any barriers to success. How we care and our dedication to you our student will help determine how successful you will be in your new chosen career.

Long-term care and other support facilities have greatly increased because of North America’s aging population, which means steady growth for skilled, qualified and certified support staff. Personal Care Workers will be one of the highest demand and secured careers for the next forty years plus, as in Ontario by 2036 we will have 4.1 Million Seniors, 1 out of every 4 people in the province.

The Personal Support Worker Diploma Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide personal care and home management services to communities and institutional settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and private homes.

In order to provide safe, effective and sensitive skills in care giving and community work, it is important that students adopt the psycho-social approach to care.  Safe and effective functioning requires the need to understand the legalities of the role of PSW, and the demand for a positive work ethic that is productive and constructive to PSWs.  Sensitivity to the students and their rights is crucial to both the theme of instruction and training of the PSW.

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The objective of Osilla Institute’s PSW Diploma Program is to help students master the personal and occupational skills  Our Personal Support Worker curriculum has been built for over 30 years and we believe the most comprehensive program available and includes; Duties, roles, interpersonal skills, safety, mobility, abuse, household management and meal preparation, optimal support, personal hygiene, assisting the family, cognitive and mental impairment, ongoing conditions, assisting with medications, and even assisting a dying person. For the complete overview of the modules, please fill out the request for information here.

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a health care worker that provides care to those who are not able to care for themselves. This includes seniors, individuals with physical disabilities and individuals with mental disabilities.They are caring support providers who help people with activities of daily living to maintain their dignity, whether they are living at home or in long-term care facilities.