personal care attendant


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personal care attendant

An employee hired to assist a functionally limited person with activities of daily living.
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Personal care attendants are the most rapidly rising profession in the U.S.
Keegan was ordered to pay $92,000 in restitution in conjunction with her brother and to have no involvement with the state's subsidized personal care attendant program, either as a personal care attendant or as a surrogate for her son.
In Florida, the original Personal Care Attendant Program of July 2005 had limited funding and only supported individuals with spinal cord injury.
She describes making the decision to hire, conducting the hiring process, creating a back-up plan, being a good personal care attendant whether as a hired hand or a spouse, caring for elders and for children with disabilities, and coping with typical problems.
To top it off, I am fully independent; I do not need a personal care attendant.
Bates, a 26-year-old lawyer with muscular dystrophy who needs a personal care attendant to work, made headlines more than a year ago with his disability Catch 22: The attendant he needs--to help him dress, bathe, and get in and out of his wheelchair--was provided by the state Division of Rehabilitation throughout his education.
Keegan's son "cannot get through a day'' without a personal care attendant.
Aaron Bates, the young lawyer with muscular dystrophy who needs a personal care attendant to work, wheeled his way through the halls of the Capitol lobbying for change.
The group wondered if each person would benefit if they pooled their financial resources and shared the services of a personal care attendant. They formed a cooperative--the Greater Independence & Mobility Project (GIMP).
In another effort, the PVA Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has approved grants for projects such as the Personal Care Attendant Training Program, sponsored by the Great Plains PVA Charitable Foundation.
Then she was a personal care attendant at Lanessa Extended Care in Webster before she retired in 2003.
The articles attributing high turnover in the state attorney and public defender offices due to low pay and on attorney Aaron Bates being forced to be homebound with muscular dystrophy due to the lack of funds for a personal care attendant are interesting when read together.