Personal care is a service that is provided to a person(s), in a person’s home, wherever home is, that meets the supportive, physical, and psychosocial needs of that person(s).
Hands-on personal care is provided by an appropriately trained “Unregulated Care Provider” and at times will require working as a member of a health care team under the supervision of either a Care Planner or a Registered Health Professional RHP. Supervision will be required when performing a designated task as delegated by an RHP under the Regulated Health Professions Act in any Province.
Support Workers’ provide care to person(s) who require personal assistance with activities of daily living. They may also provide additional care as delegated by an RHP as needed and when it can be performed safely and within Provincial legislation. SW’s provide personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. SWs also provide for the personal needs and comfort of all individuals in their homes or other environments. Typically involves both personal care tasks and incidental activities of daily living, such as housekeeping, meal preparation, socialization, and companionship.