|PSW helping my dad|
The registry was virtually useless, since they outsourced it, and no one confirmed the qualifications of the personal support workers (PSW) who registered.
We are short PSWs, as well as nurses, who can earn more money, depending upon their employer. The terrible PSWs make the news, but can be hired elsewhere. Some are fired, with no recourse for wounded families.
They didn't enforce basic qualifications, they didn't regulate the workers, they did NOT ensure that all who provide intimate care in private homes, retirement homes, long-term care or hospitals, were trained consistently.
Some felt it was a first step, but no one wants to invest dollars is improving the delivery of these services, for workers who make between minimum wage and $20/hour, depending upon where they worked and for whom. Some don't get travel time between private homes.