[nfb-talk] Finding an assistant

Karen Rose rosekm at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 28 22:46:55 UTC 2017

I would check with your local independent living center. They will have listings for attendance. Karen

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> On Feb 28, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Tony Malykh via nfb-talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have recently lost my eyesight. I am thinking about finding a paid
> sighted assistant to help me here and there occasionally. Could
> someone please recommend a way to find an assistant for hire?
> Unfortunately I don't have any relatives in this country (I live in
> Washington state). My friends can help me sometimes, but they are all
> busy, and I would like to find a reliable way of solving small
> problems, like filling out a form or walking me to a new unfamiliar
> place.
> I don't need assistant's services often; perhaps an hour every week or
> even every two weeks. I can afford paying a reasonable amount of money
> for this. I tried craigslist in my area, but I only saw professionals
> like dentist's assistants offering their servies.
> And also do you guys think is it ok to trust a paid assistant some
> sensitive information, like my SSN?
> (This is my first message here, so please forgive me if it's not the
> right place to discuss such a question).
> Thanks
> Tony
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