As accessible housing and supportive services becomes increasingly available, people with physical disabilities have an increasing opportunity to move out of their parents’ home or an institution to live independently. But true independence is dependent upon the degree and quality of personal care assistance available. AVOIDING Attendants from HELL is a comprehensive, "how to" guide for individuals who are physically disabled as well as professionals, caregivers and supportive family members involved in the independent living process.
The author has almost two decades
of first-hand experience with live-in and live-out Personal Care Attendants
(PCAs) who make it possible for her to live independently. Reliance on
others for her daily care, however, has been lifelong as she was born with
a rare, neuromuscular disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy—Type II.
• Analyzing readiness for an independent lifestyle
• Determining personal care needs
• PCA screening and interviewing techniques
• Training and hiring methods
• Avoiding pitfalls in working relationships
• Sample want ads, job applications, live-in contracts, medical emergency forms, independent living center contacts and other resources.
| KEY FEATURES
• Spiral-bound and easy-to-read, the book is designed for "easy access reading."
• Descriptive chapter listings for quick reference
• Sequential guidelines for hiring quality workers
• Examples illustrated in colorful, personal vignettes
• Humorous undertones create enjoyable reading
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