Health Care for People with Disabilities

Multi-morbidity in older people with intellectual disability

Rafat Hussain, Stuart Wark, Matthew P. Janicki, Trevor Parmenter, & Marie Knox Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities – Wiley Online Library 20 April 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12743) Abstract Background There is paucity of research from Australia about comorbidity in older people with intellectual disability (PwID). This paper examines the burden of chronic diseases and …

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Potential Impacts of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Call for Accurate Cause of Death Reporting

COVID-19 deaths will likely be more prevalent among those with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD).Death rates from pneumonia are between 2.2 times and 5.8 times higher among individuals with an IDD than among those without IDD, giving us a clear warning of the severity of COVID-19 among people with IDD.Underestimation of COVID-19 deaths is potentially …

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Walmart Reserves Daily Pickup Hour for Those Most At-Risk

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 14, 2020 — Walmart is launching a Pickup hour for people most at-risk for COVID-19. Each day at select pickup store locations, the hour from 7 to 8 a.m. will be reserved for customers over the age of 60, as well as first responders, customers with disabilities and anyone designated high-risk by …

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Preparing Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities for Medical Treatment at Hospitals

Source: Disability COVID-19 Forms Click on the name of your state below to download a COVID-19 Disability Form to complete online and print. Alabama         Alaska        Arizona        Arkansas         California         Colorado         Connecticut         Delaware         Florida      …

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Applying HHS’s Guidance for States and Health Care Providers on Avoiding Disability-Based Discrimination in Treatment Rationing – Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Persons with disabilities…should not be put at the end of the line for health services during emergencies. Download document Source: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Bulletin entitled “Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” stating “HHS is committed …

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The Direct Support Professional and COVID-19

Source: NADSP With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct Support Professionals. We understand that given this global crisis, Direct Support Professionals are still working …

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COVID-19 Resources

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can serve their communities in many ways. Learn more about Inclusive volunteering! Source: The Arc The Arc is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. We are compiling resources to help people with intellectual and /or …

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State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

States are taking aggressive action to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus and prepare their health care systems for dealing with those who become ill with COVID-19, the disease the virus… Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation In late 2019, a new strain of coronavirus emerged in China. With the number of …

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COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

Access Living will be maintaining a list of resources for the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Access Living In light of developments in the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country, Access Living will continue to support our community in a multitude of ways, including creating and maintaining the below list of resources. Please …

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Is fatness or fitness key for survival in older adults with intellectual disabilities?

Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities Open Access to Full Text: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12724 by Alyt Oppewal and Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp First published:13 March 2020 What is already know about this subject Obesity and low physical fitness levels are highly prevalent in older adults with intellectual disabilities. In the general population fatness and fitness are …

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