Written by: Barbara Frazier, Stroke Survivor:
As a caregiver for someone who has had a stroke, you have a lot to do and suggestions for getting organized, saving time and helping the person you love and yourself through this challenging time.
This is a true story from a stroke patient. I can walk and get back and forth with minimal assistance. Sometimes I get times confused and friends help me get things straightened out in my brain. And I get dates confused about Dr. appointments and other appointments.
Clothing is hard to get on and sometimes you have to buy bigger clothes to be able to get clothes on the affected arm. Pants may have to be elastic waist to be able to fasten the clothes. The stroke patient gets easily frustrated when the patient can’t put their pants or coat and other clothing on at times.
The “underserved” list is composed of those individuals who are receiving HCBS services, but at some time in the past, they requested an additional service or additional units to meet their needs. They were then added to BASIS as needing services, which was used to create a waiting list that consists of those who requested an additional service.
The waiting list is composed of those individuals who are not receiving any HCBS services, but they may be receiving targeted case management, which is a State Plan service. Those individuals are considered “unserved” and are waiting for access to HCBS-IDD services. This process does not include those who are still waiting for access to HCBS-IDD services.
You can gain access to the site by going to the following URL, https://www.skil-fiscal.com/
To access the site, do the following;
1. Click Sign In
2. Enter account number, for employees this will be their SSN in the XXX-XX-XXXX format.
3. Enter password, for employees this will be their date of birth in the MM/DD/YYYY format.
4. Click the Sign In button.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a new initiative to speed up the processing of disability claims filed by Veterans who have a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total.
These applications will be treated as high priority and decisions will be expedited similar to the way that SSA now handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors. SSA plans to begin the new process next month.
What is Independent Living? Video Link This module will discuss the ways in which Independent Living philosophy and concepts differ from the medical model and traditional rehabilitation. This module will also provide familiarity with some of the disability leaders and events that launched, developed, and now sustain the Independent Living Movement. Disability was thought of almost exclusively as a medical, rehabilitation, and charity issue, from the 19th Century until about 1960.: The focus was on searching for medical cures to alleviate disabling conditions.
The goal was to either “fix” people with disabilities or to segregate those who couldn’t be “fixed” in institutions. Let’s take a look at how Independent Living philosophy significantly differs from this traditional medical model/rehabilitation paradigm. The medical or rehabilitation paradigm defines disability as a defect in the individual. This way of looking at a disability centers on a medical professional who intervenes in the person’s life. This inevitably leads to a social role for the person with a disability as a powerless patient who is dependent on the experts for direction and decisions. Most people in this situation either never gain control or lose any control they did have. Expectations by professionals are generally low in terms of the person with a disability holding a job or living a constructive life. Read More
NCIL Action Alert: Invite Your Members of Congress to the 2014 NCIL Congressional Briefing & Reception on Capitol Hill!
It is time for the annual NCIL Congressional Briefing & Reception on Capitol Hill!
We are asking for your help to get your member of Congress to attend this briefing. NCIL, as the national advocate for CILs, SILCs, and the Independent Living philosophy, has the sole mission of being your voice in Washington and representing your interests.
NCIL conducts this annual briefing in order to educate members of Congress on a number of relevant policy initiatives that aim to advance disability rights and the ability of Americans to live more independently.
The winning entry in the CRO of HOPE Chili Cook-Off held Sat., Feb. 8 at the Parsons "Cool Collectibles" Collectors Show has been announced by the event organizers.
The beef chili entered by the K-LOAN team was judged to be the winning entry and won the $35 first-place award.
The chili entries were tasted and judged by a three person panel that included Cpl. Christopher Cummins of the Parsons Police Department, Bradley “Blue” Blake of KLKC radio and Lyle “Catfish” Catron, a collector at the "Cool Collectibles" show from Nevada, Mo.