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Ask Amy: Disabled daughter can’t take aide to the gym
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Dear Amy: My daughter is disabled. She is unable to do much for herself, and needs an aide to help her with everything — including going to the gym. She loves going, but needs help getting onto/out of the equipment, and cleaning the equipment after use. The aide never uses the equipment; she is there solely to assist my daughter. The gym, however, wants to charge my daughter an extra fee for bringing “a guest.” This gym is part of a national chain. Several of their (very young) employees said that they must charge a fee for the aide for...