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Disability Insurance: Medicaid vs Medicare

When considering disability insurance, people are often confused about Medicaid and Medicare. Some people know there is a difference between the two but do not quite know exactly what it is. Other people are not even aware that Medicaid differs from Medicare. What Is Medicaid Health Insurance? Medicaid is a program funded by states and the federal government to provide various insurance coverages for low income citizens including families, children, elderly and the disabled. What Is Medicare Health Insurance? Medicare insurance is the nations largest health insurance program. Medicare coverages include people age 65 and over, disabled persons under 65 and persons with permanent kidney failure.

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Disability Sports: Have You Tried Wheelchair Basketball?

Many people often assume that because you are disabled you have no right to play sport but tell that to the paralympics and the extremely successful Special Olympics. One of the most common disabled sports is wheelchair basketball. It is one of the most widely played sports by disabled people around the world.

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Disability Safety: Bathroom Safety Tips For Disabled People

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]

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Disability Aids: Mobility Equipment For The Disabled

The advent of technology has made available a number of mobility aids, designed to make  mobility easier for disabled people. Disabled equipment makes moving easier and sometimes help health professionals to better handle disabled people as well. Some products, like wheelchairs are mobility equipment designed to help with movement while others assist with daily tasks, sometimes things that seem as simple as getting in and out of bed.

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IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

As per the U.S. Department of Education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), “is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.”

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All About Adult Day Care Services & Centers

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.

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Disability Discrimination Act: UK Disability Discrimination Law

Disability discrimination is a serious issue worldwide. Disabled individuals have been discriminated against for years. However, with the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act, much change has taken place in the workplace, schools and services. The disability discrimination law clearly defines all responsibilities now and is thus easier to implement. Disabled individuals have certain disability discrimination rights which have been defined under this law and every effort is being made to see that everyone abides by it.

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Disabled Women: Support for Women with Disabilities

While the fight for Feminism carries on, it is important to keep in mind that female disability is still a strong issue that needs to be addressed more often in order to make a noticeable difference. Women with disabilities face discrimination in the form of gender as well as physical or mental condition. It is hard enough to live with a disability, but even more so if you are a disabled girl. There are various laws in the US which strive to provide equal opportunities to disabled women. Exploring the resources and information given in some of these organizations would help women with disabilities get a better understanding of their opportunities and rights.