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Christiana Medical Center
4744 Ogletown-Stanton Road
2nd Monday every other month
7 pm-9 pm
Bay Health Medical Center
Milford Memorial Hospital
21 W. Clarke Ave
Physician's HD Experienced:
Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus
1901 N. DuPont HighwayNew Castle
, DE 19720
Toll Free: 1-800-223-9074
TTY: (302) 453-3837
Investigates and resolves complaints made by (or on behalf of) residents of long term care facilities (for example, nursing
homes). The program also provides volunteer opportunities for friendly visitors/advocates in nursing homes. Enforcement Information
Adult Day Services - provides activities and assistance for people with physical and/or mental impairments. This service is for people who do not
need 24-hour care in a nursing home, but who cannot be left alone for long periods of time.
Adult Foster Care - a housing option for low-income adults who meet specific medical,
financial and social criteria who need some supervision and can no longer remain in their own homes. |
Alzheimer's Day Treatment
- Delaware residents with a diagnosis of of Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia
who are incapable of being left alone during the day. A non-residential, day program. Medical, recreational, and personal
care services are provided.
Community Living Respite - Adults with physical disabilities aged 18 to 59 who live independently but require assistance from a full-time caregiver
in order to remain independent. Must be a resident of Sussex County. Persons with disabilities participate
in various community-based activities. The program gives participants the opportunity for personal, social, and/or educational
enrichment outside the home.
- Residents of nursing homes in Delaware. Help identify, inform and assist nursing home residents,
especially those who are Medicaid-eligible, who want to move to a community-based setting. The program offers individualized
case management to accomplish this goal.
Delaware currently does not have a 2-1-1 in place.
Toll Free: 1-800-223-9074 - Through this program, persons can get information and be directed
to appropriate programs, services, activities, events, and other community resources related to aging and disabilities in
Delaware. This service is available not only to older persons and adults with physical disabilities, but also to family members,
caregivers, service professionals, students, and any other interested persons.
Adult Protective Services - Specifically, the program serves persons who are aged 18 or over, who have a physical or mental impairment, and who are
not living in a long term care facility (for example, a nursing home).
- Delaware residents aged 18 and older with disabilities who meet specific social, financial, and physical criteria.
Provides personal care and support services so that they will be able to live in their own homes and communities. People
participating in the program (or people making decisions for them) choose the services they need within certain guidelines.
- Older persons aged 60 and older and adults aged 18 through 59 with physical disabilities. Helps older persons, persons with
disabilities, and caregivers get connected with the services that they need. Case managers help in three ways: assessing (or
evaluating) a person's situation and needs; working with individuals and their families to develop "care plans" to map out
what kind of services an individual needs, how often they are needed, etc.; and providing ongoing coordination to see
that an individual's care needs are being met.
- Delaware residents 18 years of age or older who have a permanent or long-term physical disability. There is a $10,000
lifetime cap. Pays for modifications (or changes) to be made to the home of a person with a physical disability to allow them
to move around more freely in the home. An example of a home modification is the installation of a wheelchair ramp. Modifications
are made to permanent residences only. Available only when no other funding source is available or when there is not enough
money from another source to pay for the needed modifications.
- Delaware residents 18 years of age or older who live in their own home or apartment and who meet specific medical eligibility
criteria. Persons 18 to 59 years of age must also meet Medicaid long term care financial and income criteria. The service
allows people to live in their own homes as long as possible. Specific housekeeping services include assistance with
shopping, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and laundry. All services are provided by trained housekeepers.
- Delaware residents 18 years of age and older who met specific medical eligibility criteria and may also
be required to meet certain income and resource criteria. Personal care services are provided for persons who need help
at home because of illness or disability. The services are designed to help a person maintain his or her household and continue
living independently. Specific activities may include assistance with personal hygiene, meal preparation, shopping, light
housekeeping, and other services.
- Mentally or functionally impaired persons (primarily elderly) who are in need of supervision and/or
support in the activities of daily living in the absence of a primary caregiver. Provides relief to primary caregivers
who give 24-hour-a-day care to someone in need. Respite care can be regularly scheduled (for example, once a week) or
can be given from time-to-time, as needed by the family. Respite care can be provided at home or in a state-approved nursing
Child Care - This service provides support for families with young children to enable the caretaker to hold a job,
obtain training or meet special needs of the child.
Children's Community Alternative Disability Program - provides Medicaid coverage to severely disabled children who do not qualify for Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) or other Medicaid qualifying programs because of their parents' income and/or resources.
Healthy Children - The Delaware Healthy Children Program is targeted to children under age 19 with whose family income is
at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and who do not qualify for Medicaid.
Dental Transportation - transportation is provided from school to dental clinics in the state service centers for eligible
Family Visitation Centers
- provides safe, neutral settings where children can maintain or re-establish a relationship with a non-custodial parent.
The Visitation Centers provide monitored exchanges, supervised visitations and group visitations.
Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus
Main Administration Building
1901 N. DuPont Highway
Toll Free: 1-800-223-9074
TTY: (302) 453-3837
FAX (302) 255-4445
Disabilities - continued
- Adults with disabilites with an assessed need. There is a per purchase cap of $10,000 and a lifetime cap of $25,000.
Funds are available for persons with disabilities to buy or rent new or used assistive devices. A few restrictions: an assistive
device must directly promote independent action or communication; also, money is provided only when no other funds are available
to cover the cost of the device.
drive hundreds of devices
Adult Life Skills - Adults aged 18 to 59 years of age who have a physical disability which substantially affects their ability to function
independently and carry out activities of daily living, and who live in New Castle County or Kent County. Helps persons with
disabilities who want to learn the skills to live more independently by providing life skills training and "housing transition
support" (help with the process of moving).
- Persons 60 years of age or older and their spouses regardless of age. Also available to persons with disabilities
under the age of 60 who reside in housing facilities where congregate meals are served
Delaware Money Management Program
- Low-income seniors or adults with physical disabilities with liquid assets of no more than $30,000 and annual income no
greater than $20,069 ($28,399 for couples). The program offers money management service to help those having difficulty
budgeting, paying routine bills and keeping track of financial matters. The goal is to promote and prolong independent living
for individuals who are at risk of losing their independence due to inability to manage their financial affairs. The program
uses volunteers to assist individuals who do not have friends or relatives able or willing to help.
- a program that enables low-income families to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition.
Home Delivered Meals
- Homebound persons aged 60 and over (OAA) or low-income adults with disabilities aged 18 to 59. Delivers nutritionally-balanced,
hot meals during the day to homebound persons. Some people also receive cold, bagged meals so that they will have food available
in the evening as well.
A Consumer's Guide To Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Delaware. This Guide summarize your protections, and
so may not answer all of your questions. It is not a substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice.
HIPPA Privacy Information
- DSAAPD clients receive a form
which contains information about HIPAA and their rights under this law.
- furnishes medical assistance to eligible low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people
whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.
- Persons aged 18 and over who are financially and medically eligible for the Medicaid Nursing Home program. The
program includes services that allow a person to continue living in his or her home. Services include adult day
care; emergency response system; orthotics and prosthetics; personal care; and respite. Nurses and social workers coordinate
with participants and their caregivers to develop care plans that meet their individual needs.
-Delaware residents who are 60 years of age or older, with priority to those in greatest social and economic need. Provides
help with matters such as powers of attorney; living wills; and consumer, housing and medical issues.
Department of Motor Vehicle
When applying for a Delaware license and upon renewal of license, the applicant will be required
to report or show certification concerning any medical conditions that may interfere with his/her ability to drive. Medical Evaluation Form PDF document
Handicapped Plates or Placards
- Disabled placards are only valid for three (3) years.
to obtain a new placard or renewing their placard must present a Division of Motor Vehicles Application for Special Disabled
License Plate or Special Disabled Parking ID Card that has been signed by their physicians.
The Division cannot issue a placard or renew a placard without this application form. New Handicapped Form-PDF document.
Medical Transportation WHEELS (302) 395-5660- Persons 60 years old and older who have no other means of transportation to get to physicians,
clinics, or other health care facilities in New Castle County but outside the city limits of Wilmington. Call one week
in advance of medical appointment.
VA Benefits Information: 1-800-827-1000
Miscellaneous State Support
Patient Advocacy Foundation State Locator
Ensuring equal access to health care to all Americans. Find out what
is available in your community. Information available on (to mention only a few from the entire list): Children,
Children's Health Insurance Programs, Community Referral, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Health Care,
Insurance, Legal, Medication/Drug Assistance and Special Needs
There are non-federal dollars available from local fuel funds, which frequently are
contributed by your neighbors when they pay their utility bill. Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone
number of the fuel fund nearest your residence.
A directory of official state, county and goverment websites
Select from the list of State Benefit Program Contributors to read more about each State's benefits. To
determine if you may be eligible to receive benefits you must select from the list of State Benefit Program Contributors and
then click "am I eligible?" to begin the questionnaire.
State Resources-information or links related to Assistive Technologies, Disability Resources, Domestic Violence
Legal Information, Family Legal Guides, Family Services, Guardianship Programs, Health & Human Services Quick Locators,
Legal Assistance, Legal Forms - State & Federal, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver Programs,
Social Security Offices, Summer Camp Programs, United Way~Local Support and more.
United Way-Search By Zip Code will provide you with information on the United Way in your area. If they have a website,
they usually have a section called "How Do I Get Help?" Click on it and look for their "Quick Guide"
(To Human Services) for help in your area. You can print it out. Most guides are in PDF format and are a great
resources to put on your refrigerator!
Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living are a commonly used term in the health
care and professional caregiving world to describe a person's ability to care for him or herself. In a progressive disease,
such as Huntington's, measuring your loved one's Daily Living capabilities on a frequent basis (quarterly, semi-annually or
annually) can provide you and their primary care physician the ability to evaluate the severity of the changes and develop
a plan of care that allows for meeting both the physical and psycho-social needs of the care recipient.
Information covered on this link is resources which might help HD
families apply for Government and State disability benefits; how to estimate your benefits; makes appeals; how your physician
can assist you; and links to information for professionals such as HDSA Chapter Social Workers as well as other resources.
The information is designed to provide general advice only.
Communication/Speech in Huntington's Disease.
Currently have descriptions of several things causing problems in HD such as Aphasia, Apraxia, Miscommunication, Cognitive
Issues, plus many more. More to be added when time is available.
prescription drug insurance? Find information on prescription drug plans and plans. Look up any medication prescribed,
check on Alternative medicines, and learn about safety issues. Learn about the "sliding scale" if you don't have insurance.
See the "New Drug Checklist-Q&A's", "Keeping Track of Side Effects" Over-The-Counter stuff and more. Also excellent links
to Rx Programs, Benefit Check Up, Medicare, and discount pharmaceutical drug discount programs. Information contained on the
individual pages of this site is provided for your reference and convenience only.
Avoiding Probate, Conservator~Guardianship, Estate Planning, Living & Other Trusts, Wills & Beneficiaries,
Employment Issues, Financial Aids. Divorce Issues, Legal, Emergency Planning and more.
What Is A Feeding Tube? When To Consider One. Feeding Tube Decision
in HD, Tube Feeding in Advanced Stages of HD,Using Baby Foods, Oral & Dental Care, Jean Miller Articles & Checklist
and a ton of resources including charts to help in care.
This website provides helpful forms to families living with Huntington's
Disease to help organize their daily caregiving needs. It contains DOZENS of forms you can use everyday, most of them are
in Word format for easy printing and sharing!
HD Medical DefinitionsAn accumulation of definitions I found which are sometimes used to
describe symptoms of/or tests for HD or discuss other diseases or condition which have symptoms similar to Huntington's Disease.
The list is very long, but interesting!
It is extremely important that you are familiar with all the possible
symptoms, which might be affecting the quality of life for the person with HD. The symptoms appearing in this section can
either be related to Juvenile Huntington's Disease, Huntington's Disease in adults, some other condition, or be caused by
a side affect to medication(s). This site is still being updated and developed.
There is no way to cover all of the issues one might possible need
to consider when selecting insurance coverage. Provides information on Free Care, General Information, Children, Claims &
Insurance Rates, Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Medicaid/Medicare and Pre-Existing Conditions and more. If you would like
more information on a particular subject, use one of the Search Engines to help you find it.
Information here is either directly about Juvenile Huntington's Disease,
or other information, which will hopefully be helpful to families who have a child with JHD or are concerned about their child
having JHD. Information from the old JHD site, which I can no longer access to make changes, is being moved here as time permits.
When this is completed, this site will be deleted.
Caregiving articles written by Jean Miller, Betty Ann McDorman, Louise
Wilkinson and others plus links to other articles.
There are quite a few articles that describe
the various "stages" of HD. This site provides a Compilation of The [all] Stages Of HD. There are some resources available
at the end of "stage" plus each one is in Word format for printing or sharing.
This section deals specifically with Swallowing problems associated
with HD. It covers the description of problems in swallowing, therapies and products, questions to ask/FAQS, articles written
specifically for HD, Safety & Warning Signs, brochures, special diets, the 5 levels of food consistency, testing procedures
used to determine swallowing capacity, and more. Many items are available in Word for printing or sharing. Additional information
and tips will be added as time permits.