Just under six percent of American households are multi-generational, with three or more generations living together under one roof. And as the U.S. population ages (there are almost 50 million people aged 65 and over in this country), that number will grow. If you’re dealing with an aging parent, keeping them in their home or moving them into your own can be the most convenient way to go. But you may need to make some changes for safety’s sake.
Wisconsin Court Holds Discharging Employee Because of Misconduct Caused by Disability Can Be Discrimination | National Law Review
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision holding that a call center employee with bipolar disorder proved that he was discharged “because of” his disability by establishing he was discharged for misconduct—i.e., avoiding calls—that was caused by his disability. In light of this case, Wisconsin employers dealing with employee misconduct that could be caused by a known disability may want to proceed with caution because, in some cases, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act may require them to excuse the misconduct as a reasonable accommodation
Since 1972, we’ve been fighting for the rights of low-income seniors to allow us all to age in dignity.
Earlier this month, The Washington Post ran a front-page story about Social Security disability benefits in rural counties, followed this past Sunday by an editorial calling for a wholesale restructuring of Social Security Disability Insurance. Several SSDI experts, including our colleague Rebecca Vallas, as well as Kathleen Romig of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Dean Baker of the Center on Economic Policy Research, published responses explaining what the Post missed in their reporting. But it turns out the article’s problems go even deeper than they thought. Not only does the Post’s reporting paint a misleading picture about SSDI, but the data analysis they published is just plain wrong.
Wednesday’s SAG-AFTRA-sponsored screening of Jenni Gold’s documentary “CinemAbility” drew several hundred viewers to the Arclight Hollywood — with the director expressing plenty of affection for film industry. “I love Hollywood,” Gold told the audience. “I love this art form and it’s powerful. The true American art form has stories that have not been told.” “CinemAbility” explores the portrayals of disability story lines in film and TV dating back to the silent film era and covering such landmark films as “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” “Children of a Lesser God,” “Ray,” and “Door to Door.” Jane Seymour provides the narration.
Aging seems to be on everyone’s mind. Commercials extoll the benefits of creams and serums that will prevent the signs of it from showing on faces. Plastic surgery can erase years by removing eye wrinkles, make one thinner, create high cheeks – even make one taller. Hollywood produces movie after movie pitting one generation against another. Reality shows depict actors in this same industry struggling to keep up with age-defying beauty standards. The topic is aging is everywhere, which is understandable given that it’s an inevitable part of human life.
Under disability flag, advocates held all-night vigil at Capitol seeking decent pay for attendants } myStatesman
About 25 people in wheelchairs and other disability advocates spent last night into this morning on the sidewalk in front of the south sate to the Capitol, an all-night vigil to protest to a state budget that they say, unless it is changed, will decimate services, especially attendant care, without which many of those with disabilities will not able to continue to live independently and will have to rely on far more expensive and less desirable nursing home care.
Smart home devices can help aging adilts live independently and give caregivers peace of mind – as long as you know how to start the conversation
Here’s how many Americans plan to spend their retirement: working. About a third of 45- to 65-year-olds say they’ll work part-time in their golden years and 4% aim to have a full-time job, changing the very meaning of retirement, according to an Ipsos/USA TODAY survey of 1,152 adults in mid-March.
It would not be hard to imagine one’s mother exclaiming “Mother’s Day? You should be aware of your mother’s blessings every day of the year!” With Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month (JDAIM) behind us, it is important not to lose momentum. The journey to advance inclusion is an ongoing process. While this quest is universal, Jewish holidays, values and traditions provide teachable moments and lessons to advance inclusion.
The Social Security disability program needs reform | The Washington Post
A POIGNANT article in The Post by Terrence McCoy explored the decision-making of an impoverished former construction worker as he weighed the pros and cons of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, a federal program that has become a lifeline for many in the rural Alabama county where he lives, and in similar hardscrabble places across the country. Much recent controversy has surrounded SSDI’s growing costs — $143 billion in 2015, plus billions for Medicare, which SSDI recipients get — and the causes thereof
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