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What are the top 3 traits or skills every personal care attendant must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your personal care attendant expertise?

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Suzanne in Carbondale, Illinois

76 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every personal care attendant must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your personal care attendant expertise?

Empathy or compassion but NOT EVER condescending.People with a disability CAN tell the difference.(it will cost you the job)
People with a disability are not sick!
they are just different from you
Try to remember past associations with people with a disability-Honesty highly valued.
Good Luck!

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oldpeoplerkool in Modesto, California

59 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every personal care attendant must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your personal care attendant expertise?

be respectfull,treat them with dignity,and stand firm with your decisions. remember,that could be you in the future.

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Suzanne in Carbondale, Illinois

59 months ago

I would say patience is important, being respectful, and to always help promote your clients independence. Probably the best thing you could do to hone those skills is to get to know someone disabled. Really Spend time with them, figuring out their speech, getting to know them. You'll be a richer person for it.Also they could recommend you to their friends. Attendants with some experience are given more consideration

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

All of these sre true and to the point. Consideration and acknowledgement of one another is important. And allowing a person with a disability to do what they can shows them they are a capable person.

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every personal care attendant must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your personal care attendant expertise?

"Care" "Consideration" "Cooperation"

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

Allow an individual to do what they are able to. Do not stop them from furthering themselves.

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

Create a congenial atmosphere. Hold your head up, be positive!

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

Teach someone to always look forward, not back.

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

Ask what thoughts or ideas they might have?

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Nancy Barry in Worcester, Massachusetts

58 months ago

Be in a positive mood. Any troubles or problems should be left outside of work!

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