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    Senior Member singin_intherain's Avatar
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    Monkey helpers

    I remember learning there is an organization that trains little monkeys to help disabled people. Can they help you get dressed and undressed?

    And does anyone train anything bigger that could pick me up? I need help but hate having someone around that I have to talk to, and no aide is ever strong enough just to pick me up and put me on the shower chair, for example. I weigh about 100-110 pounds. What do bigger people do, short of renovating their whole house? I don’t have room to put in a roll-in shower.

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    I don't think the monkeys can get you dressed but they can be trained to do things like get you a drink, get prepared food, answer the door, etc. I have not heard of anyone training anything bigger, other than a dog.

    Some people use lifts to help get them in and out of the shower chair, out of bed, etc. You might want to look into something like that. there are many companies that make lifter- EZ Lift, Hoyer, etc.
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    The Japanese should have a robot ready by 2050.

    I'm not sure I'd want a monkey doing digital stimulation.

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    might want to rent this one first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singin_intherain
    And does anyone train anything bigger that could pick me up?
    A gorilla?

    I don't think those helper monkeys (usually capuchin monkeys) or gorillas can be "house" or "potty" trained like a cat or dog so you'd need to change their diapers. I don't think Depends come in gorilla size!

    http://www.helpinghandsmonkeys.org/

    http://boingboing.net/2006/02/03/hel...eys_for_t.html
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    Hey, girl. Glad to see you posting again.

    As for monkeys, they can be mean little shitz, prone to biting and flinging poo.

    I'd go for a service dog and a PCA before I'd think monkey.

    Hope you find what works for you soon.

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    Hi Mem. Sending a smile your way. I laugh remembering the context in which I shared your Dr. King quote in a fax to my doctors. [yeah, I wrote this when the qute was in your aignature but got busy]

    Thanks Brocko--I always can count on you for soothing insights.

    Van Quad—are you being serious? A robot would change my life. Do you know how I would keep tabs on this project, who’s doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singin_intherain
    Hi Mem. Sending a smile your way. I laugh remembering the context in which I shared your Dr. King quote in a fax to my doctors. [yeah, I wrote this when the qute was in your aignature but got busy]
    Hey, R. Thanks for the smile. Never enough of those. Sending one your way, too.

    Returning to Dr. King's quote in my sig. Had replaced it with another, yet always seem to return to his words, those words.

    Can only guess the context in which you sent your docs a portion of Dr. King's infamous speech.

    Have you found solutions for the help you need?

    Paul/RehabRhino may be onto something for all of us, eh?

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