Resources for people with disabilities to find caregivers and assistants?
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Okay, so there are websites to find babysitters, pet sitters, nannies, senior caregivers, tutors, etc etc. When a parent needs a babysitter, they can post on sites like these and find many qualified sitters. Same with the other scenarios.
Here’s my question – does such a website exist for people with disabilities to find caregivers or assistants? You know, for help with personal care, household chores, schoolwork… I am a personal assistant, but the only work I’ve been able to find is when people ask me directly to help them. Sure, some of the websites have sections like “special needs babysitting” and “special needs tutoring” – but not everyone with a disability needs a babysitter or a tutor. For instance, a 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy might need someone to help him in the bathroom a few times a day, but he doesn’t need a babysitter or a tutor. He heeds a personal assistant.
Does this website already exist, and I haven’t found it? Or do I need to create it myself? Are there other resources for people with disabilities to find assistants, and for assistants to find work?
Any information is helpful. Thanks!
Thanks. I have seen that part of Care.com, now that I think about it, but there were no postings there. And it is still a babysitting-centered website.
And maybe I didn’t make this clear – I’m not looking for an assistant, I’m looking to find people who need assistants. I suppose I could find someone at a hospital or nursing home to speak with, but it seems like there should be a more straightforward way to do this.
For more clarification, I’m thinking of a place that would be almost exclusively for people with disabilities and those who work with them. I don’t think someone needing a notetaker in a university class would necessarily log on to, say, Sittercity and post that they’re looking for an assistant. As a designer, I’m seriously considering starting up a website that would be a one-stop place for disability needs: for people to find sign language interpreters, scribes (notetakers), personal care assistants, tutors, babysitters, etc. It would be focused around people with disa
…bilities. (not sure why that is cut off)
Answer by Gypsy
home health agencies.. this is what they do
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