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Seeking a personal care attendant

Cleveland, Ohio
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Seeking a personal care attendant

Hi,

Although I cannot walk or talk due to cerebral palsy, I have traveled extensively, mostly with my mom. Now she's almost 80, and she probably won't be able to take care of me when I go to Europe again next year. Please, can anyone tell me how and where I can find a reliable personal care travel assistant?

Thanks so much,

Rosemary

Portland, Oregon
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1. Re: Seeking a personal care attendant

Hi there.

You might try contacting the Independent Living Center (called LEAP in your area) and see if they can refer you to a resource for that. LEAPs website is at: http://www.leapinfo.org/home1.aspx

The UCP near me used to advertise for companions for their clients for shorter trips - you might see if the UCP near you may have the same service.

While I would NOT recommend this route - I have seen people advertising for companion travel on Craigslist. But that option seems open for abuse.

I wish you the best.

Cleveland, Ohio
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2. Re: Seeking a personal care attendant

Thanks very much, PDXNoah!

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