When someone has a partner who is physically challenged or physically disabled, the lives and everyday routine in the household becomes instantaneously and often irrevocably different. Every situation needs to be assessed from a totally different point of view. At this point the family will need to stop and think and consider things like placement of furniture and other supporting household items. In addition the emotional aspects of the disabled person must be taken into consideration, as they spend a lot of time immobile or is suffering by either pain or pain medications. Not only the financial aspect of the family, but also the sexual aspect of the disabled and his /her partner play a crucial role in the survival of their relationship. Living Quarters and Home Environment Modern homes are increasingly becoming the places [… Read More]
Disability is a physical or mental impairment that limits a person’s movements, senses, and activities. It may be present since birth or may occur during a person’s lifetime. Disability is an umbrella term and covers any form of impairment that might slow down or lead to complete inability of doing household tasks. Being able to function like a regular person within the confines of your home is the number one concern of disabled individuals. If the patient is physically handicapped, he might face difficulty in rising from bed, or getting into the chair, from from chair to toilet and back, reaching for objects kept at height, reaching for items kept in the kitchen cabinets, using common furnitures like couches and recliners, climbing any form of staircase and the list is endless. Disability in the form [… Read More]
Most of us experience at least a temporary disability at some point of a life. The disability might range from a simple muscular sprain or an accident to a chronic debilitating disability in which the person can find himself using a wheelchair or a walker. The wheelchair accessibility at home must also be planned for our ageing parents. The planning comes from farsighted builders and remodelers, who can anticipate the changing needs. The handicapped accessible remodelling and accessibility modifications, provide solutions for the home to enhance and improve the wheelchair accessibility and safety in the home environment. If you are wheelchair bound, you will definitely need to make some changes to your lifestyle and your living environments so you do not have difficulty getting around and accessing things at home. Majority of the disabled people [… Read More]
Blindness is referred to as the lack of vision which cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. However, the partial blindness enables the person to have very limited vision but complete blindness means the person cannot see anything, not even the light. Visual impairment is the decreased ability to see. The most common causes of uncorrected visual impairment are refractive errors (including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia), glaucoma, cataract, age related macular degeneration, childhood blindness, corneal clouding, infections, diabetic retinopathy, also the the decreased ability to see occurs as a result of problems in the brain, occurs because of stroke, prematurity, and trauma. However, WHO estimates that 80% of the visual impairment is preventable or curable with the help of treatment and that many people might benefit from vision rehabilitation and other assistive devices. [… Read More]
The bathroom is one of the places in your home where the ability to do things independently is extremely important. While in the bathroom, most people want to be alone if at all possible. Showering, bathing, shaving, brushing your hair, brushing your teeth. Though these are activities that many take for granted, people with limb differences can find them very difficult to do alone. Your daily grooming routine is made up of movements that require hand and wrist dexterity and flexibility, arm extension and rotation, balance, strength and coordination. When these movements are difficult or painful, grooming can be a frustrating or even risky experience without the aid of assistive devices. Unfortunately, because assistive devices for independent living are produced by only a small number of manufacturers and there is only a small market for [… Read More]
Caregivers of older and disabled adults often think it is cruel to leave their wards behind at an adult day care center. However there should be no guilt in this. If you are unable to provide the care that an elderly disabled person requires due to time constraints and other responsibilities, you may seriously want to consier adult day care services. Particpants can interact with others at the center and recive care giver services while the primary caregiver is at work or completing other errands during the day.
It is hard enough to deal with one’s disability, but even harder to be a disabled parent and care for children while dealing with that disability. Children of disabled parents can grow up to be equally self-sufficient and have a healthy upbringing as long as they are well cared and nurtured for. With the help of the many assistive devices and aids that are now available, special needs parents are now finding it an easier task to care for their children. Moreover, numerous disabled parents support organizations have been set up and are designed to assist various needs of such parents.
Difference between SSI & SSDI Many people are not aware that there is a difference between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Social Security Insurance (SSI). Social Security Insurance is just that –A federal system that one involuntarily pays into while working, in order to receive retirement benefits at the prescribed age. The average Social Security income ranges in the between $800-1000 per month, depending on the amount one earned while one worked. There are various persons who may receive SSI OR SSDI benefits. For example you can be the son or daughter or spouse of someone who is deceased that worked and paid into the system and received SSI or SSDI.
Disability & The Home It is the Government’s objective that every disabled persons or persons who need extra support receive that support when it comes to having greater flexibility and control over where they live and how they live. Many disabled people wish to live in their own home and support themselves and be independent, there are many ways in which they can be helped to achieve this and it is every disabled person’s right to do so.
Disability & The Home If you are disabled and need to adapt your home due to your disability then you have certain rights and one of these is help from your local council. You may be entitled to a grant from your local council called a disabled facilities grant, if the council considers that certain changes are necessary for your needs. Who is entitled to the grant? You may be entitled to receiving this grant if you meet the following criteria: * If you are disabled or someone that is living with you permanently is disabled.