There are many points to consider when someone has to take care of an individual whom is disabled or a frail elderly person. If the person in question is confined to a bed or wheelchair, then the considerations for the caregiver has increase exponentially. It also takes extra planning and an insight into the potential problems that the patient may experience, and the best way to either remedy it quickly or avoid these problems altogether.
One of the most difficult applications for a disability case is for back pain due to the fact that it can often be a subjective case. Unless these is medical documentation with x-rays to support several extremely degenerated discs in the back and nerve root compression, it is often down to the word of the patient and the doctors that have treated the condition against the doctors that have been assigned to the case from Social Security Disability. It is often easier when dealing with injuries that result in chronic back pain.
It is very difficult to prove or disprove the extent of pain that a person is in and that is the reason that without hard evidence it can be near impossible to prove. The applicative word here in that statement is the words are near impossible and not impossible.
Being blind is a learning process not only for the blind themselves, but also for family members and those that live in the same household. To the newly blind, home takes on the aspect of a a fortress of safety and learning arena. Everything that could be done as a sighted person has to be learned all over again, from walking to personal hygiene, even on to the more advanced things like cooking and the likes.
The Social Security Administration’s has a track record of denying many disability applications for a range of physical disabilities. This is often discouraging for the prospective applicant but when it comes to visual impairment, the approval rate is very high – almost 100%. For the Social Security Administration to consider a visually impaired person’s case, the applicant must meet the requirements set forth by Social Security. These requirements are a corrected visual acuity of 200/20 or worse and/or a field of vision diminished to 10% or less. Basically, for them to determine a person eligible for benefits, the applicant must first meet the criteria for being legally blind.
Air travel these days has become both cheap and convenient and often involves less planning that a long road trip. Although much more planning is required with new screening procedures at airports due to the anti-terrorism laws, by and large air travel with a disabled partner can still be an enjoyable experience. There is a plethora of difficulties that accompany the disabled as they attempt to fly in a commercial capacity these days but a conscientious travel partner can plan ahead and avoid any obstacles.