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How Can Health Systems Help Older Adults Address Social Isolation and Loneliness? A Conversation with The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Terry Fulmer

This blog post features a conversation with Terry Fulmer, president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, who explores the NASEM report findings and discuss potential solutions for older adults experiencing social isolation and loneliness — both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Playbook April 9, 2020 By Logan Kelly, Center for Health Care Strategies …

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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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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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Tips for First Responders: Healthcare Professionals and Emergency Responders

Tips for First Responders on the Frontline Health Care Professionals Who are Working with People with Disabilities Source: Center for Development and Disability | The University of New Mexico Many first responders have requested quick, easy-to-use procedures for assisting persons with disabilities in an emergency. These tip sheets provide information about many types of disabilities …

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COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Plain Language Booklets on COVID-19 created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates Source: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities – Green Mountain Support Services Thank you to Green Mountain Self-Advocates for creating this booklet about COVID-19. It was created by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. Thank you also to the California DD Council for translating it into Spanish.

Disability in Focus: Training for Healthcare Providers Improves Disability Competence

Source: Disability in Focus: January 2020 | Institute on Disability/UCED Training for Healthcare Providers Improves Disability Competence After taking Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care & Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities, healthcare providers’ ideas about disability shifted away from a medical-model to a more social-model view of disability. In the medical model, disability is seen as a …

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Collaborative project aims to address, prevent health care discrimination against individuals with disabilities

Projects Source: Collaborative project aims to address, prevent health care discrimination against individuals with disabilities – Notables Author: Courtney Taylor January 31, 2020 The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has joined seven national partners and stakeholders on a new project to address the health disparities of Americans with disabilities that result from inequities in care across the lifespan. Led …

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Home-Based Primary Care: Helping Homebound Older Adults Achieve Better Outcomes – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Source: Home-Based Primary Care: Helping Homebound Older Adults Achieve Better Outcomes – The John A. Hartford Foundation Identifying and creating treatment plans that reflect what matters to older adults and their families is a foundational element of age-friendly care. It requires open and honest conversations in which people feel safe, heard, and in control. For many …

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