During our discussion on the reasons Ashley's aide was not working out, the agency representative said, "We've never had any other complaints about her
I sure that running through their minds are questions like, "What if I can't find another person to help me?", or "What will I do if it takes a long time to find someone new?". And then, "What is a new person isn't going to be any better?" So people with disabilities feel 'stuck' and as a result, stay 'stuck'. They come to accept that bad help is better than no help. Sub-standard care becomes the norm, and eventually their thoughts of good care, or even adequate care are tossed aside.
So many things in our disability support (and I use that term loosely) system just make my blood boil. This is yet another one of those things. What are your thoughts and experiences? Have you ever felt 'stuck' with bad assistance because you worry about anything else being available? What do you think could be changed to make this situation better?