Personal Support Worker (PSW) Simulation Equipment Funding

NEWS ITEM
Personal Support Worker (PSW) Simulation Equipment Funding
January 22, 2013

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is providing SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network—with up to $2,400,000 in one-time funding to expand and further enhance simulation-based Personal Support Worker (PSW) training to support seniors aging at home.

As part of its Seniors Care Strategy, the Province has committed to funding 3 million additional PSW hours for seniors in need. Effective implementation of the Seniors Care Strategy will rely on well-educated, skilled PSWs who can support seniors aging at home and who can collaborate with other community-based healthcare professionals supporting seniors aging at home.

This one-time funding for the current fiscal year (2012/13) will enable more simulation resources for PSW training. Resources are simulation equipment across Ontario community colleges or other organizations within Ontario’s publicly funded education and training sector. These funds are for the strategic investment in and utilization of simulation equipment to enhance PSW training to support seniors aging at home.

This pro-active initiative will lead to improved training, better care and enable more Ontario seniors to live independently at home.