What is Paratransit?

disabled man using paratransitIf you are unable to drive, it can be extremely difficult to enjoy the opportunities outside your home, along with attending appointments on time. Paratransit can help.

Surprising Travel Destination Accommodations

senior woman pushing her disabled husband in wheelchair on vacationIf someone in your family has a disability, planning a vacation can be an extremely stressful experience. You may think your destinations are limited. However, there are many travel destinations that may surprise you with their level of accommodation.

Steps to Begin Self-Directed Care

elderly woman with caregiver outside homeWhen making the decision to self-direct your care, you may wonder how to begin the process. Here are the steps taken to begin receiving care whether you are privately paying for services or receiving assistance from Medicaid or Medicare.

Discussing Care Options with Mom and Dad

elderly Asian woman and daughter It can be difficult to bring long term care options to the table with your parents. In order to choose the best option for your parents without taking away from their opinions, there are several steps you can take.

Continuing Education With Disability

disabled man using laptopFor some disabled adults, the thing missed most about childhood is the process of learning. Continued education allows you to explore and experience new things. At first it may sound difficult to find learning opportunities, but they are all around you.

Nutrition for Seniors

senior couple cooking healthy meal together

Studies show that a good diet in your later years reduces your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases and certain cancers. Eating well may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and anemia. Healthy eating may also help you reduce high blood pressure, lower high cholesterol, and manage diabetes.

Interior Design for Disability

disabled individual doing homework with nature in background

You may recognize that an organized environment is healthier for your disabled child, but did you know there are certain interior designs that can help your loved one manage their disability better? It is important to remember that each individual is different, and you should take cues from your loved one to ensure the design used best suits their situation.

Best Retirement Locations

happy asian senior couple standing in front of a house

You’ve likely heard that Florida is the place to be once you’ve retired. But do you know the real best locations to retire to? Here is a list of the best retirement locations according to the Milken Institute.

Sandwich Generation

3 generations of women baking cookiesDo you have aging parents and children to care for? If so, you’re part of the sandwich generation. This group grows daily as the baby boomer generation ages into their elder years. It can be difficult to balance caring for children, parents, and yourself. Here are some tips on how to manage this lifestyle.

Care for Non-Native English Speakers

asian doctor with asian womanObtaining healthcare or homecare services can be daunting for someone who is not a native speaker of the language. Luckily, the United States has standards for providers and options for patients.

Dealing with Dementia

caregiver pushing senior man in wheelchairAlthough providing care to those with dementia can be especially difficult, there are many things you can do to make the process easier on everyone.

Disabled Employment Search

woman in wheelchair working in officeAs a disabled individual, you may think your job options are limited. However, with a little research and the use of assistive technology, opportunities appear all around you.

Signs of Elder Abuse

caregiver yelling at elderly manYou’ve noticed your dad acting a little different than usual lately. You’re worried it may have something to do with his new caregiver. You know elder abuse exists, but what types of abuse are there? And how would you know if it was taking place? Here we’ve gathered a list of common signs and perpetrators of each type of elder abuse.

A Quick History of Disability Treatment

woman with downs syndrome blowing dandelion flowerWhile disabled individuals in today’s world have the freedom to live independently in their communities with the support of services in the area, this was not always the case. In fact, freedom and choice among disabled individuals is a relatively new idea.