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What is the difference between disability living allowance and employment and support allowance?

What is the difference between disability living allowance and employment and support allowance?

None: Disability is a certification of inability to make income, and cash is paid depending on the organization responsible (government/private). Allowance for hired help or funds for housing are a separate function, usually by state agencies to reduce institutionalization rates. They do not involve cash to the disabled individual. ...Read more

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Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read more

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How many assisted living facilities in the u.S. Have separate alzheimer's special care units?

How many assisted living facilities in the u.S. Have separate alzheimer's special care units?

Unknown: Alf are defined by federal government but there is no federal designation for memory care at the current time. Some states like oregon track this but not all states do currently. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more

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What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

85yo: Check out http://www.ahcancal.org/ncal/resources/Pages/ResidentProfile.aspx

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Caregivers allowance entitlements. Will they ever happen in obamacare?

Caregivers allowance entitlements. Will they ever happen in obamacare?

Doubt it: Will be very good if this happens & old people can be taken care of by their loved ones at home instead of nursing homes where many lose their dignity & autonomy. ...Read more

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What is durable power of attorney? Living will?

What is durable power of attorney? Living will?

Advance directives: A living will helps a person state how they would like to be taken care of when they are no longer able to make their own decisions and when they have certain conditions that limit their life expectancy. It addresses artificial hydration and nutrition and prolongation of life when you are in a comatose state. A durable power of attorney speaks on your behalf health or finances. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

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How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

Elder Abuse: The exact answer is difficult to determine. First, reports of abuse are investigated by various agencies and entities. Second, a smaller proportion of the reports are found to be substantiated. Third, there are too many variables in the definition of abuse. Fourth, the various agencies do not necessarily collaborate potentially creating duplicate reports. Physical abuse is the most commonly report. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

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Can there be assistant living homes for non-elderly adults?

Can there be assistant living homes for non-elderly adults?

Yes.: Yes, you don't have to be elderly to stay in assisted living facilities. Some people with illnesses that require some help and supervision can go there especially if they do not have anyone that can help them. It does require some ability to help themselves to some extent ...Read more

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What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

Older age of coverag: The new law, termed the accountable health care act (called by its opponents obamacare) allows dependents currently receiving coverage to be on their parents policies until age 26 . Prior to this many ended at 18 if they were out of the house and others at age 21 no matter what. This is in jeopardy if the supreme court rules against it. This will be a major issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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Is it legal to require mandatory h1n1 flu vaccine for healthcare workers?

Is it legal to require mandatory h1n1 flu vaccine for healthcare workers?

Ask an attorney: Is it legal to "hold them down and inject them?" probably not. It is probably, however, legal to restrict them from working in a high risk environment when they are potentially transmitting a dangerous infection to immunocompromised people. You may have your philosophical objection to the vaccination program, but make that "choice" for yourself, not for people who are a risk of dying from it. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?

I'm not sure: I'm not sure about this, buti do have patients who have an orphanage in malaysia and i would consider asking what they think. ...Read more