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8.4.4 Provision of Attendant Care to undertake or continue employment
Attendant care services may enable a person to undertake or continue employment by providing targeted assistance, particularly to get ready for work at the beginning of the day. These services can be a key support in assisting a person to live as full a life as possible after a service related injury or illness, particularly where a person is managing the impact of severe disabilities.
It is important when discussing attendant care services with a client that these services are viewed as supports that can “enable” a person and facilitate their independence. As part of a targeted, whole of person rehabilitation program, attendant care services can help a person meet their rehabilitation goals of undertaking employment even when they have severe service related injuries.