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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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46. SOCIAL WORK

ANY NON-CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER IN PRIVATE PRACTICE OR PART OF A MEDICAL CENTER SHOULD FOCUS ON COMPILING SUPPORT OPTIONS FOR DAILY LIVING ACTIVITIES.

HOWEVER, SUCH REFERRALS ARE OFTEN LIMITED TO ONLY LICENSED PROVIDERS BECAUSE OF SAFETY AND LIABILITY CONCERNS.

THIS MEANS CORPORATE OR COMPANY HELP FROM EITHER AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY OR A HOME HEALTH SERVICE WILL CERTAINLY BE QUITE COSTLY.

A GOOD RULE TO REMEMBER IS IF A PROVIDER CAN AFFORD TO BE LISTED IN THE PHONEBOOK YELLOW PAGES THEIR SERVICES ARE GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE.

FOR LOW INCOME CONSUMERS A SOCIAL WORKER WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO USE THEIR PERSONAL NETWORK OF FAMILY, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS, AS WELL AS CHURCHES AND OTHER COMMUNITY ASSETS FOR POSSIBLE VOLUNTEERS.

OF COURSE, THE LATTER CAN EASILY BE RESEARCHED BY DIALING 2-1-1 FOR NON-PROFIT ALTERNATIVES.

HOWEVER, REMEMBER GETTING PERSONAL ASSISTANCE IS USUALLY EASIER AND BETTER WHEN YOU PAY FOR IT RATHER THEN WHEN IT IS DONATED TIME.

THIS MEANS EITHER HIRING YOUR OWN IN-HOME CARE WORKER OR FINDING AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WHO CAN PROVIDE NEEDED HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT.

OF COURSE, THE LATTER IS A SIMPLER SOLUTION WITH POSSIBLE HOUR-BY-HOUR DEBIT CARD PAYMENT.

SO, CHECK THE ONLINE ERRAND SERVICE SELECTIONS AT BOTH ANGIE'S LIST AND CRAIG'S LIST, AS WELL AS CONTACTING THE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN YOUR CITY'S NEARBY UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OR FAITH-BASED EDUCATION CENTER.

FINALLY, DESPITE THE FACT THERE ARE OVER 50 MILLION DISABLED AMERICANS, ONLINE HELP IS NOT VERY HELPFUL.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU GOOGLE FOR "DISABILITY" IT RETURNS MOSTLY SOCIAL SECURITY INFO AND SEARCHING FOR "VISION LOSS" GETS YOU MOSTLY MEDICAL INFO. THEN TYPING-IN "SOCIAL SERVICES" ONLY REPORTS ON EMPLOYMENT OR EDUCATION, NEITHER OF WHICH IS A HELPING HAND.

WHERE IS SHERLOCK HOLMES WHEN YOU REALLY NEED HIM !

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