Personal support workers are health care professionals who provide care and assistance to elderly, disabled or chronically ill patients in their homes. They are not nurses or doctors but they are trained to provide basic health care services such as feeding, bathing, dressing and administering medication.

Personal support workers play a vital role in the lives of many people who have disabilities and chronic illnesses. They help them with their daily life activities so that they can live independently and maintain their dignity.

The work of personal support workers is very demanding because they often work long hours, have minimal breaks and do not get any overtime pay. This causes many personal support workers to suffer from physical ailments such as back pain, headaches or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).