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Stay Aware about the Tips Regarding

With advanced age, mobility and therefore the ability to perform care could diminish. Remaining in your house usually enables you to take care of the foremost independence and happiness. Instead of pursuing relocation and placement in a facility, it may be possible to hire individuals to come into a residence to offer help.   Determine the Level of Care: People…

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Able Accounts Allow You to Work and Keep Receiving Your Benefits

The United States is the land of opportunities for everybody. People can get their college degree or start their own business or climb the corporate ladder or write a book that sells millions of copies. The opportunities are endless for all people. If you are a person with a disability, you have money from the government for your personal assistants…

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Recognizing and Preventing Burnout Among Personal Assistants

Anyone who has ever had to look for personal assistants can tell you that finding a good personal assistant is very difficult. As Chris Lenart discussed in a previous post, “caregiving is a job where a few people can do well,” and anyone who decides to be a full-time personal assistant has a lot to consider. The lives of people with disabilities wouldn’t be…

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Exciting new medical technology for the home in 2020

As technology continues to innovate each year, so do the improvements in medical alert systems. These advancements in medical technology help those with certain medical conditions or disabilities to live as independently as possible, knowing they can get help if needed. For instance, with 3 million Americans affected by epilepsy, using a medical device could help them to live a…

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Meet Jason Swann – An Amazing Story

Imagine being wakened up by a phone call from a hospital at 2 o'clock in the morning on a cold day in December. All they say is to come to the hospital right away. It is your son. What would you do? You don’t know what happened. It would freak me out for sure, but this happened to Mr. and…

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Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Powerchair Football

When it comes to sports, it's easy for those with disabilities to feel excluded and left out. Although there have been significant strides with the passing of Americans With Disabilities Act, can the same be said for the athletic world? The good news is that there is a vast platform for those with disabilities to play sports. Events like the Paralympic Games acknowledge…

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Hearing Some Heartbreaking News is Hard

Earlier this week, I received a message from a friend of mine who went to college with me. Mike got disabled from a car accident when he was in high school. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He received his law degree and he worked in Chicago. After that Mike met a woman who he fell in…

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Look Beyond Facial Distortions

We all say that this guy is good looking or this child is so cute. These comments make a person feel good about their selves and they long to hear it. But there are times when people say things that are really degrading to a person. I found a great podcast called “Advocate Like a Mother”.  The host is a…

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Best High School Reunion Ever

This past Saturday night I went to my 30-year high school reunion. Yes, I am that old. I went to it not expecting too much because it was in a big group, I feel I am left behind because it is too noisy.  Talking When I got there, it was in a small room in an Irish pub, and I…

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