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Section 1 - Assistive Technology
Section 2 - Divorce Issues
Section 3 - Drugs/Medications
Section 4 - Checklist, Documents, Forms
Section 5 - Employment Issues
Section 6 - Estate Planning
Advanced Directives & DNR's
Section 7 - Caregiver Resources
Patient Quality of Life: Should Doctors Guess It?
Incontinence Care
Section 8 - Children Seriously Ill
Children of The Chronically Ill
Siblings of Children with Special Health Needs
Guides To Disability Issues
End Stage Hospital & Home Care
Child With A Serious Illness
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Camps-Special Needs Children
Children's Wish Foundations
Section 9 - For Kids
Section 10 - Family Resources
Section 11 - Patient Resources
Section 12 - Financial Aids
Section 13 - Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Section 14 - Legal
Section 15 - Long Term Care
Section 16 - Symptom Support
Section 17 - End of Life
Section 18 - Funeral Planning
Section 19 - After Death Occurs
Hospice FAQS
Symptom Support
Behavoir Strategies
Ill Person's Feelings
Caregiving & Family Harmony
Caregiver Grief ~Article
End of Life
Comforting A Dying Person
End Stages of Life
When Someone Dies
Funeral Planning
Bereavement Fares and Discounts
Common Bonds of Caregiving
Tips For Helping Your Friend
About me
Free Greeting Cards
Estate Planning Definition
Living & Other Trusts
Wills & Beneficiaries
State Laws On Wills
Conservator~Guardianship Definitions
Insurance Issues
Avoiding Probate
Prescription Drug Program I
Prescription Drug Cards II
Disability & SSDI Insurance Questions
Long Term Care Insurance
Employment Issues
Divorce Issues
State Laws-Statutes
Making A Personal File
Emergency Info Form
Emergency Planning
Health Care Surrogate
Forms, Checklist
Family Resources
Patient Resources
Rehab Tools-Assistive Tech. Categories
State Map-Ombudsman Program
NH Your Rights-Fact Sheets
Nursing Homes and Your Rights - Factsheets for some seriously ill or their caregivers.
Long Term Care-Facts & Rights
State & Federal Resources
Drug Resources
Grief & Sorrow
When death nears - Signs and Symptoms
Some Facts About Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Things To Consider-Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Assistive Technology-By State
States have an Assistive Technology program with centers located throughout the state. The programs are designed to help children and adults with disabilities across all aspects of their lives.
A map of the United States where you can click on YOUR state and be taken directly to your state's Family Services website.
Visit a particular states social service or human
service agency...click on that state on the map.
Locate your state's Medicaid program by clicking on this map.
Links to State and Government Agencies or Resources.  Not complete, needs your help if you have the time! Also check out your state page  for some listings I've had time to link.
Locate your state's disability programs and resources.
Click on your State to get the statues/laws governing wills.
Listing of addresses, phone numbers, etc. of social security offices in each state.
Social Security has two programs that pay benefits to people with disabilities.  Get details.
Free or low cost legal assistance available in each state
Map of the USA where you can access over 60,000 legal forms, comprising both state and federal jurisdictions covering such things as guardianships, power of attorney and many more!
"Quick" links from the US Government Department of HHS to individual state information on Children, Drug Programs, Eneregy Assistance, Health Care Facilities, HHS Information/Hotline, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Nursing Homes, Physicians, Records (Vital), Where to report a problem with any HHS Agency and Research & Clinical Trials.  Plus, an excellent link to Caregiver Bills To Watch  for you to track bills in your state that will affect the programs supporting home care, health, disability issues, etc.
Home & Community-Based Service (HCBS) Waivers
The only Medicaid program that pays for non-medical services in the home,
HCBS waivers makes direct payments to respite providers and are believed to be the leading source of federal funds for respite care. The programs may serve clients of all ages who are physically disabled, develop-mentally disabled, mentally retarded, or mentally ill, and clients who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, or specific conditions, such as head injury.
There are often long waiting lists for these programs. Providers are reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and must follow the states reporting requirements. Medicaids billing system may also require programs to implement somewhat sophisticated cost accounting procedures. Questions should be directed to your state contacts.