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Personal Support Workers (PSW) assist with tasks of daily living and provides services in long-term care facilities private homes and day homes.

The Personal Support Worker courses at Herzing College will train you to develop a broad range of abilities that are needed to provide for the safety, comfort and well being of your clients.  You will learn how to:

  • Provide general hygiene services
  • Check patients for bedsores, bruises and other surface wounds commonly associated with bed rest.
  • Assist patients to use mobility aids
  • Assist in the lifting of patients
  • Ensure patients take their medication
  • Prepare meals and shop for food
  • Ensure patients stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet
  • Perform light housekeeping duties that are in direct relation to the client’s care
  • Assist with patient transfers
  • Identify safety issues for patients


The Personal Support Worker Program is accredited by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC). 

Herzing College’s PSW program features the following certificates:

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Training Certificate
  • Certified Food Handler Certificate

The Personal Support Worker program is offered at the following campus locations:

  • Ottawa
  • Toronto




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