For quality attendant care, first you have to assess how many hours a day you require personal assistance, and then you have to come up with a way to pay for it. Next you need to find people willing to work for you, and it helps if they’re not criminals. Once you’ve got all of that squared away, you still have to manage them. Does this sound impossible? It isn’t. Following are the experiences of people who use personal assistance, and use it well.
Issues surrounding personal assistance services are some of the most complicated and expensive results of being paralyzed. Without someone to assist with activities of daily life such as getting in and out of bed, using the bathroom, bathing, getting dressed, cooking, helping with eating, laundry and maintaining household cleanliness, many people with disabilities would be trapped in their beds and prone to even more medical complications than are already present.