Personal Assistance Services

Study Highlights the Impact of COVID-19 on the Delivery of Personal Assistance Services for People with Disabilities

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).


“Everything is a Mess. I’m Just Trying to Survive It.”: Impacts of COVID-19 on Personal Assistance Services

This article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved discussed results from the National Survey on Health and Disability which asked a series of questions about the impacts of COVID-19 for disabled people including disruptions in PAS. The authors used data from an open-ended question “How did you manage without the help you needed in your home?” to bring light to both the importance of, and vulnerabilities associated with, receipt of PAS.

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