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Caring for the Frail and Elderly

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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.

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Social Security Disability Benefit for Back Pain, Injuries

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.

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Home Disablity Aids for the Visually Impaired, Blind

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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.

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Social Security Benefits for the Visually Impaired, Blind

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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.

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Air Travel, Flying with a Disabled Partner

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.

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Living with a Physically Disabled Partner, Family Member

Posted by in Disability at Home

When someone has a partner who is physically challenged or physically disabled, the lives and everyday routine in the household becomes instantaneously and often irrevocably different. Every situation needs to be assessed from a totally different point of view. At this point the family will need to stop and think and consider things like placement of furniture and other supporting household items.

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Computer Software for the Visually Impaired, Blind

There are many software programs available that allow the blind and visually impaired to confidently navigate the world through their computer. These can generally be classified into two separate categories, the first being screen magnification, and the second, screen readers. Most of the applications come as both screen reader and magnifier.

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Applying for Physical Disability Benefits in the United States

In order to qualify for disability benefits in the United States a person has to be medically proven to be disabled. While this sounds like an easy task, due to the variety of legalities which abound in the system and people who attempt to cheat the system, it is not as easy as it sounds.

Process to Apply for Disability

The first step that needs to be undertaken is to apply for Social Security Disability, Medicare and/or Medicaid. This can be done via hard copy or on the online. The reason to start on this as soon as possible is that this in its self can take from two to three years.

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List of Camps for Kids With Disabilities

Camps are an important way to allow kids to grow and become confident individuals. It is important to find out what you may expect out of the disability camp that you select for your child and also research into the variety of camps that are available for your child. No longer do disabled kids have to give up on regular camping activities that other kids enjoy during the summer. The number of camps for kids with disabilities are only growing and people everywhere are trying to make more and more adjustments to fit the needs of these special children.

There are different types of physical and development disability camps for children. There may be disability camps that accept all handicapped kids, while there are others that accept kids with specific needs. These handicap camps range from learning disability camps to cancer camps to physical disabilities.

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Physical and Developmental Disability Camps for Children

A summer time vacation is desired by all, whether you have a disability or not. However, there are certain things parents expect out of a special needs camp that must accommodate their child’s disabilities. After identifying the child’s needs, one must research the vast variety of camps for kids with disabilities and choose the one best suited.

A handicap camp is one of the best ways to allow a child to interact with other kids who are in a similar situation and thus allow them to develop their communication skills, as well as make friends. These tips and resources may serve as a starting guide to your perfect special needs summer camp search.

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