Let’s talk home care

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Speaking out is a risk — a monumental risk, indeed — to criticize someone who comes to help you with basic living needs.

This is where the rubber meets the road. For decades the common philosophy for the masses is that if someone is in the helping profession they are “doing you a favour” or doing it out of the “goodness of their hearts.” Rather than doing their job.

Hey. Been there. Done that.
 
As someone with a disability who has relied on others for personal care for more than 40 years, I am grateful for the service. Not help … service. It is, alas, their job — the same way my job is writing in the newspaper.


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Cam Tait is a best-selling author and award winning journalist determined to honour the dignity and nobility of journalism ON DISABILITIES ... when it mattered and how we need it today
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