So, have you ever had a new provider say something to the affect of: “I’ve got so and so amount of years experience” when you tell them how you like things done? I have.
I was living in the apartment, rooming with my brother, when the agency sent over this older Hispanic lady to get me up. Now, I was younger, but I was no strangers to having providers by then. I know the first couple days are nerve racking for both sides, so it’s in both sides’ best interest to listen to each other, so they can come up with the best way to do things and neither one gets hurt. No prob.
Everything’s going swimmingly until she puts on my shoes. I can’t feel my feet, so I’ve got watch to make sure people are being too rough and break my ankle without me knowing. I tell her the best way of going about doing it for me, and she indignantly starts spouting off how she’s been providing for 20-odd years and she knows what she’s doing and this, that, and the other. I was like, “Oh no, this bitch’s too cocky, and doesn’t wanna listen to the crip.” After my shoes were on, I told her she could go and that she doesn’t need to come back. I called the agency and told them what happened.
Guys, I hope this doesn’t happen to you, but if it has or does, don’t compromise with them, who CLAIM they’ve all this experience. If they don’t wanna listen to the way YOU NEED to be cared for, DON’T BE AFRAID TO BOUNCE THEIR ASS OUT OF YOUR HOUSE.
Be good to each other.