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David and MiguelPatience, compassion & talent

Kim is forever grateful for the care Personal Support Workers gave her father, David

“My Dad recently passed away and was bedridden for the last five years of his life. Luckily, my Mom was able to care for him at home thanks to the dedicated assistance that she received from Dad's Personal Support Workers. They came twice a day, every day, and worked so hard, doing very physically demanding and intimate work that most people would not be able to handle. They cared for Dad with such tenderness and the visits were so uplifting for both my parents, who were largely stuck at home.

“I’ve often thought, ‘No matter how much the PSWs are getting paid, it's not enough.’ Dad's PSWs were so dedicated, travelling across the city to get to their clients' homes. And the people skills they need to work with folks who are often disabled or in pain? The workers have patience, compassion, and talent!

“Especially now, when so many people are terrified to leave their homes for fear of contracting COVID-19, these brave souls are still out there, going from house to house, doing what needs to be done because they know their clients need them. They are in a position of trust, and they take that seriously.

“We will be forever grateful for the kind and compassionate care that Dad received. Thank you all, for taking care of David.”

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