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Doctor insights on: Disabled Parking Placards

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How do I obtain disabled parking?

Are you disable?: Contact your driver license office , they will provide a form that must be completed by your physician and take it back to the d.L office , then they will provide you the sticker for your car. ...Read more

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How do i tell the military doctors im suicidal/hurting myself without being locked up?

How do i tell the military doctors im suicidal/hurting myself without being locked up?

Do not hurt yourself: 22 year old lady with suicidal ideation. Please do not even consider hurting yourself. Major depression and suicidality can be treated and your life will improve no matter what you think right now. You need to get help to stabilize. All US Military servicemen and women and their families can chat and call a crisis line immediately: Call 800-273-TALK to talk with a crisis counselor. Please call. ...Read more

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How do I find local disability program?

How do I find local disability program?

White pages or onlin: Government offices are listed on line and in phone directories. ...Read more

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Please help confused elder. How can I move out of where I am living if I don't have power attorney?

Please help confused elder. How can I move out of where I am living if I don't have power attorney?

Elder law Attny: Firstly, why do you need to move? And why do you not have poa for yourself? If you feel you are being abused or neglected or taken advantage of, please call adult protective services- every state has one. They will send a worker to evaluate your situation and help you. If you can, call your doctor to confide your concerns. If these are not a conern call an elderlaw attorney. ...Read more

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I can't do assisted living any more. Where do I find an aide and apartment?

I can't do assisted living any more. Where do I find an aide and apartment?

Senior services: Every county has a dept of senior services. They maybe able to assist you in finding senior independent housing as well as connecting you to agencies that can provide you with an aide. ...Read more

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How can I get people in the public to respect disabled parking?

Common problem: This is a very common problem in all communities. Although you could call the local police each time you see it happen, this may or may not effect change for the community at-large. It might be better to get community engagement through a public awareness campaign with the help of the local newspaper or shopping mall mailer. Unfortunately, the inconsiderate will remain inconsiderate. ...Read more

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I feel labeled as a disabled person, what can I do to cope?

I feel labeled as a disabled person, what can I do to cope?

Disabled but Enabled: Disability is a relative term. First define for yourself what "you" consider being disabled. Most people feel enabled when they view their supposed "disability" from a different perspective. Don't think about what you cannot do, but rather what you still can do...This is so much more empowering and often quite illuminating. Do things in a different way if you can't do them the same as before! ...Read more

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How do aides in assisted living get a senior to take pills if they don't want to?

How do aides in assisted living get a senior to take pills if they don't want to?

Many ways: Crush them up, dissolve the, use injection or patches. They might try talking to the patient. ...Read more

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Want to admit me to mental health facility get my mental & physical pain under control, do I just go to the hospital and say I cant cope or function?

Want to admit me to mental health facility get my mental & physical pain under control, do I just go to the hospital and say I cant cope or function?

Eval. & Outpt. Txmt.: You must go to psychiatric ER and be evaluated by a psychiarist. During this evaluation your problem will be psychiatric and possible medical problem will be evaluated. You do not seem to be a danger to self or others. So it seems that a work of up your problemsw can be done on an outpatient basis by a psychiatrist and if indicated by PCP. If medciation is indicated it may be started in the ER ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for veteran's disability?

Check with VA: The VA has put a great deal of effort in streamlining this process. Start with your local VA hospital. Veterans organizations are also quite familiar with disability criteria and the paperwork necessary to determine whether you qualify. As a last resort your Congressperson's local representative can be helpful. ...Read more

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If in nursing home, am I required to do their activities I don't enjoy doing?

If in nursing home, am I required to do their activities I don't enjoy doing?

OK to opt out: In a skilled nursing facility they provide activites to help relieve boredom and to help you engage with other people. Generally you are not required to participate but encouraged. Common activites are bingo, cards, crafts, sing-alongs .. ...Read more

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Why can I get a handicapped parking placard or permit for driving mom?

Why can I get a handicapped parking placard or permit for driving mom?

Mother is disabled.: The only way that you can obtain a disabled parking permit or placard for your mother is if your mother is medically disabled. You receive the permit for your vehicle because you will be the one driving your mother to and from wherever she is going. You have to fill out a specific form at the department of motor vehicles and the doctor must fill out portions attesting to your mother's disability. ...Read more

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How do I know which disability aids to purchase?

How do I know which disability aids to purchase?

Rehab specialist: See a physiatrist, an md or do who is a specialist in rehabilitation can can help you with this. He/she may refer you to see a physical or occupational therapist or both who can help you with decisions on what equipment would be best for you. ...Read more

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How do I get help with suicidal thoughts with out being billed(can't pay) Anxiety is so bad can't leave my house.Tried gov. assistance don't qualify.

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services & they can provide transport. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Highly recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. Don't just read it - do it. ...Read more

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I want to adopt. How do I get medical records of the child?

I want to adopt. How do I get medical records of the child?

Open/confidential: Use of an adoption agency or voluntary adoption registeries helps with issue of confidentiality. Try this website, adoption.Org for needed information. Your healthcare provider can also, help but more with anticipatory guidance on health and emotional issues inherent with adoption . Records from international adoptional may not always be reliable so be prudent with information provided. ...Read more

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I don't have enough money to go to a gym or afford special home equipment. What are good home exercises i can do to help lose weight quickly?

I don't have enough money to go to a gym or afford special home equipment. What are good home exercises i can do to help lose weight quickly?

Walk and run: Both are free. And good for your cardiovascular system. To loose weight, you need to burn off more calories than you eat, so dieting is also part of the picture. Plenty of info on the internet as to a healthy diet, so search. ...Read more