Disability care

Why should your organization care about digital accessibility?

Beyond customer satisfaction, there are growing legal and humanitarian consequences for companies that do not use inclusive software design, including internal software used by employees. Although it is generally accepted that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination, it is less clear how this applies …

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Pompe disease: modified TES not above standard of care

Despite this, the benefits may be clinically significant Two phase III studies of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for late Pompe disease, published simultaneously in Lancet Neurology, showed that next-generation treatments did not exceed current standards of care. Despite optimistic expectations given promising previous research and a proven course of treatment …

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Can America Afford to Take Care of Its Veterans?

In taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary Denis McDonough, only the second non-veteran and the second person not unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate, faced an unprecedented series of challenges for meet the needs of the 19 million veterans alive. The most critical of them can …

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North Dakota State Agency Hosts Home Care Webinars

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Social Services will be hosting webinars this month to highlight services for people with disabilities and the elderly beyond nursing home care. The first webinar, which ran from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, focused on community supports and residential adjustment, …

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Duke Clinic supports children in foster care

They say timing is everything and Lindsay Terrell, MD, knows that saying rings true. Terrell is the Clinical Director of the Duke Foster Care Clinic. She and her colleagues aim to get in touch with children who enter foster care within a week. They hope to match the child, foster …

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The role of physiatry in the continuum of care

Typically, orthopedics involves repairing torn ligaments or tendons, attaching plates, screws, and rods to bone, partially or fully replacing joints, and improving the biomechanical function of the human body. Although it is often immediate to address the root cause with surgery, restoration of function is a process that takes time, …

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Important planning considerations: insurance and long-term care

When the topic of financial planning comes up, people’s thoughts tend to immediately focus on saving, investing, and ultimately generating income in retirement. While these are certainly essential elements in building a solid financial foundation, so too are strategies for protecting your income and assets against the unexpected. The future …

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3 Ways Telehealth Can Improve Rural Health Care

“Right now, the rural health situation is in trouble,” says Brad Gibbens, acting director and assistant professor in the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. “And COVID has made it worse,” he adds, highlighting staff shortages and high rates of disease. Telehealth, however, …

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6 best long-term care insurance companies of 2021 | Personal finance

Does health or disability insurance cover long-term care? According to LongTermCare.gov, there's a common misconception that medical insurance will cover most of the costs of long-term care. Most private health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) exclusively cover skilled, short-term, medically-required care. Many private health insurers do not cover custodial …

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Promote Home Care Packages with Right at Home Australia

At Right at Home Australia, we are committed to caring for the elderly and people with disabilities in our communities. Right at Home Australia is an approved supplier under the Elderly Care Actwhich means we can provide quality care through a government funded home care program. Approved providers are private …

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International recognition for ERH stroke care

Echuca Regional Health has been recognized for excellence in stroke care nationally and internationally. The health service received the Angels Gold Status award from the World Stroke Organization in October for meeting the highest standards in stroke treatment and care. The Angels Initiative aims to optimize the level of treatment …

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Foxburrow Grange wins prestigious care award

Foxburrow Grange Colchester. Great British Care Awards Winners Foxburrow Grange wins prestigious care award The Badger Wing team at Foxburrow Grange Care Home is officially the “Best Care Team” in East England according to the Great British Care Awards The Badger Wing team at Foxburrow Grange Care Home is officially …

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5 Best Disability Care Homes in Portland, OR

Below is a list of the best and leading disabled care homes in Portland. To help you find the best disability care homes near you in Portland, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of review points. Portland’s Best Disability Care Homes: The top rated disabled care …

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Uber-style disability care service launched in Seattle

twin sisters of Minneapolis and Joshin co-founders Melissa Danielsen (CEO) and Melanie Fountaine (COO) are excited to see their product hit the Seattle market. The duo have created a digital care platform that connects caregivers with families with specialist care needs because they understand this struggle firsthand. Joshin is clearly …

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