SSI or SSDI. What to know when applying for disability benefits.

May 25, 18 SSI or SSDI. What to know when applying for disability benefits.

Posted by in Disabilities

Should I apply for SSI or SSDI or both? Pathfinders for Autism, a friend of the disabilities community, has put together some valuable information about applying for SSI and SSDI benefits. SSI (supplemental security income) is not the same as SSDI (social security disabilities insurance). The first thing you need to know when...

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Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

May 21, 18 Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

Posted by in Mental Health

Sundowning Most people see the sunset as beautiful reminder that the work day has ended. Sunsets are seen as a time to reflect and appreciate another day on this earth with family and friends. However, for aging individuals with Alzheimer’s the late afternoon can be a time of increased struggle. In the late afternoons,...

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You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

May 09, 18 You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

You have depression… and?? The crippling effects of depression are sometimes misunderstood. Being depressed or sad is not unusual; it’s actually quite normal. Life is made of happy moments like the birth of a child, and also sad moments like the death of a parent. These are the ebbs and flows of existence. We all...

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PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

May 07, 18 PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

Posted by in Veteran PTSD

A Marine’s story PTSD after active duty happens to many of our brave military personnel. As we’ve discussed in a previous article Your Mind Must be Weak to have PTSD, the condition is not a result of a weakness but a mind that has been damaged and traumatized by extreme violence and grief. Military personnel  having...

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EVV implementation. What does it mean for service providers and recipients?

May 06, 18 EVV implementation. What does it mean for service providers and recipients?

Posted by in Seth's Mom Nerds and Pros

What is EVV EVV stands for electronic visit verification. It was first developed by a nurse from Akron, Ohio named Michelle Boasten as a tracking system to help prevent home and community-based service fraud and waste. Michelle was looking for a way to ensure medicaid recipients actually received services and she wanted to increase...

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