Seniors’ and Special Needs resources from seniorcarehelper

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Susan Williams of Senior Care Helper is keenly interested in helping empower people with knowledge.  She prepared this list of seniors’ and special needs resources for an upcoming library newsletter and graciously passed them along to us.

  • Moving for Seniors and People with Disabilities – Moving and relocating your home can be one of the most stressful life experiences you’ll face. Moving can bring logistical challenges, the financial burden of unexpected costs, and sentimental sadness associated with saying goodbye.
  • Renters’ Rights for Mobility and Disability – Under federal law, disabled tenants and prospective tenants with a disability have the right to apply for and live in a rental unit regardless of their impairment.
  • Low Vision Internet Gateway – The Low Vision Gateway was created to be your starting point to access information on the World Wide Web related to the fields of low vision, rehabilitation and blindness.
  • Managing Sensory Issues At Home – Information regarding sensory Processing disorder in children and adults. Keeping the indoor air clean is a key part of decreasing hypersensitivity.
  • Cleaner Indoor Air & Chemical Sensitivities – The Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign was launched by the Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) in 2006. IDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches around the world to people touched by chronic illness, pain, injury and disabilities.
  • Safety for Seniors Around Construction Sites – This comprehensive guide has been designed to provide safety best practices for seniors, disabled adults, and their caregivers to help them safely navigate construction sites
  • Limited Mobility Home Modification Checklists and Funding – Home improvements, modifications, and repairs can help older adults maintain their independence and prevent accidents. Work can range from simple changes, like replacing doorknobs with pull handles, to major structural projects such as installing a wheelchair ramp.
  • Moving To Assisted Living – From finding people to come to your home and care for your loved one to assisted living facilities that feel like a resort, you will find a number of options available to help you get the help you need for your loved one. This transition isn’t easy on many elderly people, and for that reason you need to do a little planning.
  • Guide to Finding Credible Medical Information – To lead a healthy lifestyle, you have to ensure any education materials you reference are from a reliable sources. Learn to vet medical sources here.

Author Bio: Susan Williams compiled the above list and is a librarian with seniorcarehelper.org

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