Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

Assistance, under maximum feasible user control, with tasks that maintain well-being, comfort safety, personal appearance, and interactions within the community and society as a whole (Holt, Chambless & Hammond, 2006). In general, PAS is a form of assistance used by persons with disabilities to perform tasks that the person would perform for himself or herself if he or she did not have a disability. PAS includes assistance in performing tasks that range from assistance in reading, communication, and performing manual tasks (e.g., turning pages) to assistance in bathing, eating, toileting, personal hygiene, and dressing (Silverstein, 2003).

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