The federal government entered into a partial shutdown at midnight Saturday.
In the event of a shutdown, Social Security and disability checks will still go out.
While core functions would not be affected, some Social Security Administration employees would be placed on furlough and minor services would be frozen.
As I (Bert Keller) write, a long-time friend and her close family are facing the hard question of where she should go after she leaves the hospital, following a fall, given her advanced Alzheimer’s. Can she return home, or is it time to find institutional care? Her condition is what it is; her next move will make a big difference for the well-being of both herself and her family.
Somebody with an intellectual disability by definition has difficulty learning, reasoning or problem-solving. But many often think deeply about the things that affect them — and the things that isolate them, like sexual assault. As part of its investigation into the hidden epidemic of sexual violence faced by this group of Americans, NPR reached out to people with intellectual disabilities across the country to hear their voices, what they have to say about the sexual assaults they’ve survived, and how those experiences have affected their lives
A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida hosted a summit Tuesday in Naples with local social service agencies to establish a unified voice on the needs of seniors in the coming year. The 60-day regular session of the Florida Legislature got underway Jan. 9 in Tallahassee and is scheduled to wrap up in March.
“Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage of people over 65 years old worldwide. Life expectancy has considerably increased, but it is still unknown how many of those years are going to be lived in good health.
As a researcher of blood cancers and aging, I inevitably think about how in the next few decades a very large part of the population will deal with cancer treatments. Are we doing the best to manage the side effects, or even to manage aging itself? Could we accumulate just wisdom, instead of aches and pain?
On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a new ministerial portfolio in her Cabinet: combating loneliness.
Nora Baladerian and Karyn Harvey are both psychologists with an unusual specialty — they are among a small number of therapists who treat people with intellectual disabilities who have been the victims of sexual violence. They’re friends, brought together by decades of shared experience. Baladerian, from Los Angeles, is a co-founder of the Disability and Abuse Project, which tracks violence against people with intellectual disabilities.
Sponsors of a bill that has bipartisan support told lawmakers Tuesday that its passage would topple one of the last bastions of gender-based discrimination in the insurance industry.
Legislation (H 482) sponsored by Newton Democrat Rep. Ruth Balser would require gender-neutral pricing for the roughly 182,000 people insured by state-regulated disability insurance policies.
The technology is possible because of new sensors that allow cars to detect pedestrians, bikers and even light posts.
Through “mouth painting,” disabled Aurora artist creates portraits that defy his limitations | Denver Post
The oil portraits, most on squares of canvas, line the main rooms and gaze at all angles into the living space of Matt Hendrick’s Aurora home. They all share the same artistic underpinnings, only three shades of color on either a black or white background — deceptively simple, especially considering how the artist produces them. Hendrick looks at his work from his wheelchair. A car accident 26 years ago left him quadriplegic, but that hasn’t kept him from finding serenity through his art.
A “scores on the doors” system should be introduced to rate disabled access for surgeries, shops and restaurants, campaigners have said. About 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for premises to be rated 0-5, in a similar scheme to the food hygiene rating.
Simon Green, who uses a wheelchair, said friends had to carry him into a restaurant as there was no ramp. The Welsh Government said the principal of the idea had “some merit”.
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