The fundamental difference between PSWs (Personal Support Workers) and Companion Caregivers is that a PSW requires formal training, unlike a Companion Caregiver. Here is a little more detail:
A PSW has gone to school to be trained and receive their professional certification. They are highly trained individuals taught how to groom, deal with incontinence, transfer and position clients and provide several other services properly and professionally.
A Companion is comfortable performing everyday tasks and providing assistance when needed. One of our basic needs as humans is social interaction and companionship. When you can no longer do things for yourself, such as laundry, cleaning, preparing meals, running errands, and more, this is where we step in.
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