For years, advocates have been calling for changes in training, wages and supports for home health aides. They’re the ones who assist elderly and disabled residents, allowing them to remain at home. But they’re among the most invisible health care workers. The American Jobs Plan, the infrastructure bill currently being negotiated in Congress, calls for a $400 billion infusion of federal dollars into the nation’s care economy. This could help transform the industry. Kavitha Cardoza reports.
Despite progress, Disability Pride Month during July is worthy of more attention because people with disabilities struggle with self-confidence and often face barriers.
It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.” – Jules Renard Even as life expectancy continues to rise worldwide (especially in developed nations), we are still preoccupied with living even longer. Which is why the anti-aging market is already expected to reach nearly $300 billion by 2024. But aging is a far more complex process than most people appreciate, especially since we begin aging before we are even born. Not only does growing older involve gaining a few more wrinkles or graying hair, but aging in humans affects us at all levels, from biological changes to changes in our mental outlook, our hopes, our expectations, and how we interact with the people around us.
Anthem study: Telehealth helped address pandemic health disparities, but gaps remain \ Fierce Healthcare
Hispanic patients took to telehealth for behavioral health needs in greater numbers than other racial groups last year, according to new data from Anthem.The analysis includes data on Medicaid members in 14 states and found that while telehealth visits for mental health were in the single digits prior to the pandemic, use rose to account for nearly half (49%) of all Medicaid mental health visits in a six-month window last year.
Fashion show — called ‘I Love Me and My Disability’ — will celebrate everyone, organizer says | NJ.com
The I Love Me and My Disability Fashion Event promises to be just that, an organizer said this week. The show features 16 contestants — ranging from toddlers to young adults, all with disabilities — strutting up and down a catwalk in an array of donated fashions.
The Department of Disability Resources offers an array of services and accommodations for students to make Texas A&M’s social and learning environments accessible for all.
Georgetown University students and administrators have created an endowment to support disability-related initiatives on campus following a $50,000 donation from graduate Tiffany Yu (MSB ’10).
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