Personal Support

Personal Support Workers (PSW) at DHS respect the choices of the client and promote independence to enable people to remain within their own homes with comfort and dignity. Our Personal Support Caregivers at DHS are compassionate and can assist your loved ones to perform their everyday tasks such as; bathing, dressing, lights meals, reminders to take medicine and daily outings. We like our clients to feel secure in their independence, while enjoying the comfort of their own home and close to their loved ones.

Personal Support Workers work with clients in their homes, as well as provide private care to clients in retirement homes, nursing homes and hospitals. Our caregivers can also escorts clients from their home or facility to medical tests, surgeries or social outings.

A Personal Support Worker may work from as little as one hour up to 24 hours per day based on the needs of the patient.  They can provide minimal assistance up to total care, depending on your requirements.

At DHS qualified PSW’s have a certificate as a PSW and have job specific training, to ensure we providing you with trustworthy qualified caregiver for your piece of mind.

Job functions of the PSW include:

  • Bathing
  • Transferring
  • Dressing
  • Hair Care
  • Foot Care
  • Assist with Exercises
  • Walking
  • Personal Care
  • Caregiver Relief
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Assist Medications
  • Alzheimer Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Complex Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Mental Health
  • Safety Supervision
  • Feeding
  • Staff Relief
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Private Care in Facility
  • Accompany to Medical Appointments

Transportation for Errands

DHS Health Service is pleased to introduce Transportation for Errands as a new Service we offer to clients. Home and Personal Support Workers insured by DHS can drive clients and accompany clients to medical and social appointments. Clients must not have any cognitive or physical impairment that would interfere with their ability to safely transport in a workers car, and they must be able to transfer independently to a workers car, which is not wheelchair accessible. The client must complete a Drivers Agreement Form authorizing the DHS worker to transport them in the workers car. Clients are responsible to pay for the workers services plus mileage and any parking incurred during the transportation.

Transportation can include

• Doctor Appointments
• Specialist Appointments
• Christmas Shopping
• Church
• Shopping
• Day Surgery
• Dentist Appointments
• Weddings
• Socialization
• Transportation for Errands