Archive | August 2015

An Amazing Week

Two amazing and upbeat things happened this week.  The first thing happened at my local Walmart.  I had just started shopping by myself and I hear out of nowhere, “Do you want a job?” I thanked her but said that I was in school.  She goes on to say that she’s an advocate for Independent Living in my county and I had been considering being an advocate at one time and I’m staying in the helping people field so guess what?  I’m going to inquire about it.

And then, I met with my service coordinator about increasing my community hab hours.  It is going to take a while to get the state to approve them, but I think that I will get them.  I had to put more goals down so I did and let’s see what happens.

Things are looking up today and I feel relief.  I want to encourage those who need government assistance to take advantage of it.  Other people use it when they don’t need it, but for people with disabilities and the elderly, it’s different.  They need things like social security, PCA’s and maybe even they will help with purchasing a car or a house.  It may vary from state, but they all have services to assist people, on local, state and national levels.

Somebody gave me a few websites that I think many of you will find helpful.  They relate to how the government can help you with being stable and safe  in your own home.

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities

Guide for Disabled Homebuyers

https://www.redfin.com/blog/guide-for-disabled-home-buyers

Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation

https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guide-transportation/

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide

http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/pa.html

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips

http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/obesity/stay-active-with-a-disability-quick-tips

Depression and Disability

http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/uploads/media_items/depression-and-disability.original.pdf

Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

http://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/helping-alzheimers-sufferers-cope-with-the-loss-of-a-loved-one-a-guide-for-caregivers

I hope that you find those links extremely helpful.  Please let me know if they do help you and I will post more if you guys like them.  I wish you all the best.