At the start of each shift personal support workers check the daily task sheet to find out which tasks they are required to complete. A task is included on the sheet either because it is legally required or because a resident has a particular need. The supervisor on duty assigns tasks by adding an employee’s name beside each task. Once the task is completed the employee writes their initials beside their name on the task sheet. Completed task sheets are kept on file so that there is a record of how each resident’s needs have changed over time. Task sheets are also periodically checked by the Department of Social Development to ensure that legal requirements are being met.