We know that with the lockdown visit relatives that in care can be impossible and understandably so because of the chance of infection to our loved ones. Must of us can speak so we can communicate our need. Before COVID19 families were informed quickly about changes in loved one’s conditions. For the one family that was not the case and brings up the question of how are we caring for people with disabilities during this pandemic.
For people with disabilities for whatever the reason is the Global Pandemic is extremely dangerous and are at risk. We think that only those people that might have some type of respiratory condition are the only ones at risk. Most of the disabled population are risk especially if they require some type of care. While it is wonderful that Frontline Care workers receive the proper Person Protective Equipment is vital. Home care workers who visit the disabled seem to be forgotten. These are just as important and should receive similar equipment to ensure that disease is not spread as they go from house to house and patient to patient.
For those in our society who are the most vulnerable receive the fewest programs. This is a group of people in our society who are dependent on others to speak for them and are not readily listened to when they speak out for themselves and demand for their right to be met. Charities and advocate groups speak for most people with a disability. Charities can not really form a protest or speak against the government. program with the fear of losing their status as a charity. Advocates can not fundraise or deliver services to the people in need leaving those in need without a voice. The government has promised changes and has formed committees with the promise of change but little has been.
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