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]
Being able to function like a regular person within the confines of your home is the number one concern of disabled individuals. Household mobility aids are created to make life easier for the mobility challenged and also to help those with dexterity problems. Various mobility products are now in the market which can be used to increase mobility within the household. Such daily living aids allows individuals to travel between rooms, take showers without dangerous bathroom accidents, go up and down the stairs and many other simple tasks that everyone takes for granted. The market identifies the needs of the disabled and continuously comes out with mobility products that will greatly benefit the disabled.
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. We have compiled some tips you might find handy when you are considering how to increase the wheelchair accessibility of your home
Whether you’re preparing a meal for one or a feast for family and friends, there are ways to make your kitchen work for you if you are blind. Blind Person’s Kitchen: Getting Organized Develop a system so you know where your utensils, spices and ingredients are stored. And make sure that other family members are aware so that they return things to their proper places. Labeling with large print or braille as well as tactile markings can help distinguish similar types of containers or the right setting on an oven or microwave. Wrap a rubber band around the juice container, for example, to tell it apart from the milk. Use all your senses. Touch and hearing can help you identify ingredients and operate appliances. Do you know how to tell a can of cream soup [… 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.