Disability Resources

Disabled persons and their families often face a special set of challenges that may be completely new to them. In answer to a widespread need for connection with the right disability resources, Disability Advisor provides in its easy-to-understand articles a wide range of information on topics as varied as housing, finance, personal injury suits, durable medical equipment, long-term or in-home care options, health insurance, and rehabilitation services or help staying on the job with an illness or injury. Some articles discuss money management skills to maximize disability benefits; others show how disabled persons can use tax-free savings plans like the ABLE Program or a Special Needs Trust to help meet their disabled child’s expenses without reducing Medicaid eligibility.

Opinion: Don’t Answer the Phone

By / June 24, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

Disabled folks hate telemarketing calls as much as anyone, and at greater inconvenience. Here’s life commentator, Wes Richards on creative ways to get them off the phone.... Read more

Diet, Disease and Disability: Stop Ignoring the Facts

By / June 19, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

There’s a health crisis lurking in the bushes of our playgrounds, homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It peeks out every once in awhile and gets our fleeting attention but then we become distracted and ignore it, hoping it will go away. But it is not disappearing on its own and in fact, continues to gain acceptance […]... Read more

Government Takes Second Swing at the Disabled

By / May 9, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

The federal government took another step toward making it increasingly hard to get approved for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. On May 4, 2017, U.S. Congress passed a bill to abolish the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and replace it with a new national health plan that […]... Read more

Scams Against Disabled People Affect More Than Finances

By / April 19, 2017 / Managing Your Money / No Comments

We explain the most current methods scammers are using to sound legitimate, but steal your money and personal information to enrich themselves, and the steps you can take to avoid being taken in by their tricks.... Read more

Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Learn when family members of nursing home patients have a right to sue for wrongful death, the types of compensation a court may award, and the time limits for bringing a lawsuit.... Read more

What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Find out how to document suspicions of nursing home abuse, the importance of photo evidence, what agencies to contact with your concerns, and when a lawyer can help.... Read more

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

We show you key warning signs that should alert you to possible nursing home abuse, which include physical symptoms on the resident, certain staff activity, and unusual behaviors of your loved one. ... Read more

Wandering or Elopement From a Nursing Home

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

If your loved one is at risk for wandering from a nursing home, find out what security features to look for and how they can protect residents.... Read more

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Find out seven different types of nursing home abuse, that even homes that appear to be well-run can allow to happen if they are cutting costs or don’t have good oversight.... Read more

Should I Get a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer?

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

This article shows how you can hire a nursing home negligence lawyer with no upfront legal fees, and provides an overview of how typical lawsuits are handled in the courts.... Read more

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