Disability care – Philippine Cerebral Palsy http://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:41:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Disability care – Philippine Cerebral Palsy http://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/ 32 32 Planning Long Term Care – Jamestown Sun https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/planning-long-term-care-jamestown-sun/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/planning-long-term-care-jamestown-sun/

No one wants to consider spending their final years living in a nursing home or depending on the help of others to live at home, but most Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. .

Planning for long-term care needs is crucial for financial security and peace of mind.

Long-term care is an umbrella term for services and supports designed to help people live independently on a daily basis, such as eating, bathing and dressing, either in a care facility or at home. A common misconception is that health insurance, medicare, or disability insurance covers these services, but it doesn’t.

Medicaid covers long-term care services, but you only qualify if your income and assets do not exceed levels set by your state. You can purchase long-term care insurance, annuities, or other hybrid or blended products. The other option is to pay it with savings, pensions or investment income.

Paying for long-term care can be one of the biggest financial investments a person or their family will make.

To start the planning process, here are some important steps:

  • Think about your ultimate goals for where you want to live and how you will receive care, if you need it.
  • Consider your unique needs, such as risk factors for long-term care. Risk factors include age, gender, disability, health status and living conditions.
  • Understand the range of long-term care services and supports, including home care, adult day care, assisted living and retirement homes.
  • Research the costs of long-term care services in your community.
  • Determine what financial resources you have to cover long-term care and close any funding gaps before you need them.

The best time to plan is when you are healthy and have time to plan. The sooner the better, just like with financial planning for retirement. Planning for long-term care needs is not just about you. This is truly a family plan, as it also impacts the lives of those who care about you.
For more information about long-term care, contact Christina Rittenbach, Stutsman County Extension Officer, at (701) 252-9030 or christina.rittenbach@ndsu.edu

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Lorain County Head Start offers food program for children and adults – Morning Journal https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/lorain-county-head-start-offers-food-program-for-children-and-adults-morning-journal/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:20:49 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/lorain-county-head-start-offers-food-program-for-children-and-adults-morning-journal/

The Lorain County Community Action Agency announced sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded child and adult food program, according to a news release.

The Community Action Agency serves breakfast, lunch and snacks at the following locations:

• Head Start at Central Plaza, 1949 Broadway in Lorain
• Head Start at Elyria, 631 Griswold Ave. in Elyria
• Head Start at Hopkins-Locke, 1050 Reid Ave. in Lorain
⦁ Head Start in LaGrange, 12079 LaGrange Road in LaGrange

Pursuant to federal civil rights law and the civil rights regulations and policies of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or retaliation or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, according to the release.

Program information may be available in languages ​​other than English.

Persons with disabilities who require other means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, American Sign Language) should contact the responsible state or local agency administering the program or the USDA TARGET Center at 2020-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a complaint of program discrimination, a complainant must complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites /default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR %20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992 , or by writing a letter addressed to the USDA.

The letter should contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to notify the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) of the nature and date of a complaint. alleged violation of civil rights.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter should be submitted to the USDA by:

1. Mail: United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410; Where
2. Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; Where
3. Email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals are in effect until June 30.

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calls for post-diagnosis dementia care to be recognized as a human right https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/calls-for-post-diagnosis-dementia-care-to-be-recognized-as-a-human-right/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:20:09 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/calls-for-post-diagnosis-dementia-care-to-be-recognized-as-a-human-right/
Paola Barbarino, CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)

In response to new data showing that up to 85% of the 55 million people with dementia worldwide may not receive post-diagnosis care, dementia experts are calling for post-dementia diagnosis; care, treatment and support are recognized as a human right.

The results were published today by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in the report World Alzheimer’s Report 2022 – Life after diagnosis: navigating treatment, care and supportwhich was co-authored by McGill University.

The report highlights the urgent need for significant improvements in essential treatment, care and post-diagnosis support services for people with dementia across the world and robust plans to support the projected 139 million people by 2050.

According to Australia Dementia Report 2021Dementia is now the third leading cause of morbidity, with 472,000 people with dementia and between 134,900 and 337,200 Australians providing regular unpaid care for someone with dementia.

Dementia care, treatment and post-diagnosis support refers to multiple interventions that can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, caregiving, access health care, support for activities of daily living, home adaptations, inclusion and respite.

“We don’t ask ourselves if people with cancer need treatment, so why is it that when people are diagnosed with dementia they are often not offered treatment or care? Many times they are simply told to put their end-of-life affairs in order,” explains Paola Barbarino, CEO of ADI.

“Associated with improved rates of diagnosis, post-diagnosis dementia care must be recognized as a human right.

“While dementia does not yet have a disease-modifying ‘cure’, there is clear evidence that demonstrates that appropriate treatment, care and post-diagnosis support significantly improve the quality of life of people with dementia. this disease, allowing many to retain their independence for longer,” Ms Barbarino added.

Inside Aging spoke to Dennis Frost from Nowra on the NSW south coast, who was diagnosed with dementia 9 years ago at the age of 59.

“When I was diagnosed I was given a list of health service phone numbers for help, and when I called one I was told that if I could call the number, they couldn’t help me.

“Health care sees everything as a pathway to care for the elderly,” Frost said.

Mr. Frost continues to live at home where he receives support from the NDIS for things like lawn mowing, speech therapy and occupational therapy, which he sees as a unique approach. He would like dementia to be classed as a disability and when local councils plan for disabled people on their streets and such: – they also look after people like him.

Among the health professionals interviewed in the World report on Alzheimer’s disease 2022,

  • 37% said they felt stressed or pressured often or all the time, with a quarter of these professionals saying it had impacted their ability to do their job.
  • 59% said they did not have enough time to care for someone with dementia.

Ms Barbarino says she is sensitive to the pressure healthcare professionals are under and that governments need to invest in supporting them because the world cannot afford to drop post-diagnosis dementia treatment.

“Globally, clinicians are both undereducated about dementia and lack the resources to provide adequate post-diagnosis care for people with dementia”

Paola Barbarino, CEO of ADI

“It is up to governments to strengthen their health systems so that it is possible for health professionals to provide the quality care that people with dementia desperately need.

“But as things stand, the model of care in which a primary care physician hands over long-term post-diagnostic support to other specialists is untenable in large part because of the shortage of those specialists and the growing number of people with dementia Every three seconds, someone develops dementia.

“Life doesn’t end with a diagnosis for people with dementia. It is an ever-changing disease that can last for many years,” Ms Barbarino added.

The United Nations already recognizes dementia as a disability and as part of ADI’s call for post-diagnosis care to be recognized as a human right, ADI is urging governments around the world to integrate post-diagnosis care -diagnosis in their national dementia planning.

“Around 139 million people are projected to have dementia by 2050. For many of these people, the responsibility for post-diagnosis care will fall to their family caregivers, and it cannot depend on them alone,” says Ms Barbarino .

The ADI recommends that, as a first step, governments commit to identifying a trained “navigator” to act as a liaison for one or more people newly diagnosed with dementia, to allow them to connect and engage with the vital supports and services they need. .

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Kansas foster care system has work to do to meet settlement terms https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/kansas-foster-care-system-has-work-to-do-to-meet-settlement-terms/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:38:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/kansas-foster-care-system-has-work-to-do-to-meet-settlement-terms/

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Kansas is learning just how good progress it has made in its required efforts to reform the state’s foster care system. Third-party report released Monday shows state still has work to do to meet terms of settlement of 2018 class action lawsuit. Case seeks to ensure mental health needs are addressed and to end situations where adoptive children in Kansas have to sleep in offices.

In the report released on Monday, remaining areas of concern include job placement, mental health care and workload. the report shows that the state and the Kansas Department of Children and Families are making significant progress in some areas to improve the system.

Some of the groups that filed the complaint said it shows a continued need for investment in serving children in the foster care system.

“Have a basic understanding of what’s improving and what’s not and where we need to dig,” Kansas Appleseed campaign manager Mike Fonkert said.

Some of these areas of progress include oversight, accountability and stability of placements, thereby reducing the number of moves.

“Eighty-six percent of the cases reviewed revealed that the child was in a stable placement. The first year target was 80%,” said Leecia Welch, Legal Director of Children’s Rights.

Where the DCF and the state have failed is in ending temporary overnight placements in which children sleep in offices or hotels. Another concern is overnight placements. Both practices were supposed to have ceased at the end of last year.

“(What) the administration has learned through this process is that, particularly for children who have particular difficulties, particular medical conditions or behavioral problems, there are not a lot of resources “said Teresa Woody, Kansas Appleseed’s director of litigation.

Mental health was another off-the-record area, with only 34% of children in DCF care receiving timely mental health and trauma screening, according to the third-party report.

“It’s hard to get sanity for kids in general, let alone in the foster care system,” Woody said.

To work toward the necessary improvements identified in the report, the groups that filed the lawsuit say they need state lawmakers to invest in those areas, so that resources are available. Other areas need improvement, they say, including data reporting and greater consistency between the private contractors used by DFC. This is part of a multi-year effort that aims to achieve many of these goals by the end of next year.

State and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s office highlighted the success of the improvements, with about 1,300 fewer children in the system. The state has also recognized areas needing improvement, particularly mental health.

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Total Care Connections becomes the 1st home care agency in https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/total-care-connections-becomes-the-1st-home-care-agency-in/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 19:15:09 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/total-care-connections-becomes-the-1st-home-care-agency-in/

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Total Care Connections, one of the largest home care providers in Arizona and Colorado, recently expanded its benefits package again with the addition of both paid pregnancy disability leave and paid parental leave. These two new benefits should serve the company’s nearly 400 employees and their families by offering up to six weeks of paid leave for new mothers after giving birth and up to two weeks of paid leave for new parents. The paid parental leave program is also available for employees who foster or adopt a child.

Daniel Stringer, CEO of Total Care Connections, said, “Our mission at Total Care Connections is not only to be the best home care agency for our customers, but also to serve and care for the members of our crew. We want to support our team during the birth, fostering and/or adoption of a child to ensure that each new parent has the resources they need.

National statistics on companies offering paid parental leave are staggering. Unfortunately, according to the New York Times, “many hourly or low-wage workers cannot afford to take unpaid time off – and few get paid time off. Only 4% of the lowest paid workers in the private sector have paid leave, compared to 27% of professionals. The United States is one of only two countries in the world that does not have a national paid family leave policy. According to Danielle Stringer, Director of Nursing at Total Care Connections, “We feel it is our personal responsibility to be part of the change needed, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand the care of our team. now including paid parental leave.”

The company has been increasing its benefits for several years. They believe that “the quality of care our customers receive will always be a reflection of the quality of care and commitment our employees receive in the course of their work here”. Total Care Connections also provides health, dental, vision, disability insurance, life insurance, a 401K and financial wellness program, paid sick leave to include time off for mental health reasons, and over the next weeks, the company is launching an employee relief grant program designed to provide up to $1,000 in grants to their employees who are facing qualified financial hardship.

Total Care Connections employs caregivers, CNAs, and nurses across Arizona and Colorado to care for thousands of clients and their families who need in-home assistance to live safely and independently. . The company is one of the fastest growing home care agencies nationwide and was recently listed on the INC 5000 list for the 7e consecutive year.

For more information, please contact Daniel Stringer at 480-387-1927 or

Email: dstringer@totalcareconnections.com or visit www.TotalCareConnections.com.

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The HDC found that the care given to the woman by the care home on this occasion was “inadequate” with unclear procedures for staff and their “insufficient” training and monitoring of the practice.

“There was a lack of policy to guide the rep when he visited the woman and found that she had fallen and had no recollection of the events that had transpired, and mainly Selwyn’s systems were at fault,” Assistant Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall said.

Wall recommended the Selwyn Foundation and the representative apologized in writing to the woman’s family.

She also made several recommendations to the Selwyn Foundation to review, update and develop policies for independent residents, organize training for relevant staff and ensure that a copy of the Code is provided to all residents.

“This case is significant and presents a valuable opportunity for the wider retirement village sector to learn from the events that have transpired. The provision of health and disability services to residents who live independently in a retirement village retirement is not unique to the Selwyn Foundation,” says Wall.

“It is reasonable to assume that such lifestyles will only increase and become more complex in the future as the elderly population grows and the demand for residential aged care services increases.”

Wall said that an increasing number of older people with comorbidities will continue to live independently in nursing homes and that in order for these residents to stay safe, the roles and scope of responsibility of all parties involved must be clearly defined and followed.

Since these events, the Selwyn Foundation has made multiple changes to its procedures and processes and has undertaken additional training for its Self-Help Residential Services staff.

It also reviewed and updated its standard license of occupancy and disclosure statement for the retirement village, and updated its marketing materials for self-employed residents so that the services they provide are clearly described. said the HDC.

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Texans will suffer if Congress doesn’t protect payments for home care https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/texans-will-suffer-if-congress-doesnt-protect-payments-for-home-care/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 12:00:58 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/texans-will-suffer-if-congress-doesnt-protect-payments-for-home-care/

For years, professionals in the home care and palliative care industry have worked tirelessly on behalf of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, disabled veterans, and anyone in need of home care, regardless of their age or disability. Much of this work and the challenges our patients face are invisible to most, unless you are one of those families who desperately depends on home care services. Our industry is proud to serve this incredibly diverse patient population and our workforce doesn’t show up for the awards every day – we show up for the disabled child, the elderly patient and the relieved caregivers who rely on us. to keep their loved one home and make life a little easier.

Although we are in the background of the healthcare landscape, our industry can no longer afford to remain silent. Home care and palliative care providers face rising inflation, shortages of healthcare workers and rising fuel costs to travel from home to home, impacting impact on patient care and access to essential home care services. These issues are further compounded by the current COVID-19 public health emergency and recent devastating proposals to cut federal Medicare home health benefits.