Ontario faces a shortage of community-based personal support workers (PSWs). PSWs are the backbone of home care, but older ones are retiring, fewer workers are entering the field, and many current ones don’t remain. As the boomer cohort and those that follow move into their eighties and nineties, the current scarcity of PSWs will become a crisis. What can be done about it? Read the February 2020 E-bulletin.
We can agree that we need home and community services – the services that let senior citizens age safely and productively in their homes and communities. But then there’s the hard question: Where will the money come from? That’s the elephant in the room. Read the January 2020 E-Bulletin for the full story.