Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

What Is Respit Care and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 26, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (564)

Unless you have experienced it first hand, you may not understand or appreciate the importance of respit care. Respit care is important for everyone, whether it be someone with a lifelong medical condition, or an elderly person, as well as their caregiver.  Believe it or not, caregivers can benefit from respit care just as much as the elderly person, or the person with the lifelong medical condition. When a family has a child with a medical condition, or a loved one with Alzheimers or Di...

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Elderly and Disabled

Posted by Ask Emily on March 9, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (17)

Often times, we hear about the, "disabled" OR the, "elderly", but seldom do we hear about the, "elderly disabled".  Back when people were being diagnosed with things like Polio for example, doctors did not give a promising prognosis to parents of these children.  Now, you hear about people who are, "older" who have diagnosis' such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida, and it is not as uncommon and not as surprising as it might have  been maybe 50-60 years ago.   Some doctors...

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