Direct Care Worker (DCW) Resources
Direct Care Workers (DCW) provide personal assistance services to people with disabilities in their homes and out in the community. The work done by DCWs makes living independently possible for many people.
Providing one-on-one direct care is much different than the nursing facility experience. For example, DCWs interact more closely, over a longer period of time, with individual consumers rather than rushing to help many patients simultaneously in a unit or wing of a institution. Therefore, they develop a better rapport with their consumer(s), and thus give better care. Also, the caregiver hours consumers require are often flexible, which means the DCW’s schedule may be accommodated. The fact that many DCWs provide direct care to family members or friends is an additional benefit.
TRPIL Community Services hires and trains DCWs, then matches them with consumers.