do you mean PA as in carer or PA as in secretary? I'm disabled and I have a PA (carer) but not PA (secretary). So if it is the former I can tell you what I would want you to say if you were looking for a job with me.
What I look for is someone who: 1. Knows what to do in an emergency 2. Only has to have something explained to them once, and then remembers it and looks to see if it needs doing on future occasions 3. Has initiative ("would you like me to...") 4. Knows when to talk and when to be quiet: just because I need to have someone helping me doesn't mean I want to talk to them all the time 5. Can pick up on my character and respond accordingly: if you aren't sure what to get me for lunch, I'd prefer you to make up your own mind rather than bother me with questions when I'm clearly exhausted; but not everyone will be the same 6. Is sensitive to my needs: I can't talk very loudly, so please don't ask me questions when you are too far away to hear my answer; similarly, if you get me a drink, please put it within reach 7. Can attune themselves to when to let me do something for myself (especially when out in public) and when to step in to help 8. Is matter of fact and confident about more intimate care; just gets on with doing what needs to be done 9. Makes me feel nothing is too much trouble
Is a mind-reader in other words... and can read my mind even when I myself am not sure what is in it... Not too much of a tall order I hope