What Are Some of the Common Developmental Disability Services Provided for Adults?

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Developmentally disabled adults face many challenges and need a lot of help to live an independent and fulfilled life. Here are some of the services that are commonly provided for adults with developmental disabilities.

Assistance with Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology

One of the common benefits you will see for those with developmental disabilities is support for the funding and use of durable medical equipment and assistive technology. These programs typically demonstrate the assistive technology or durable medical equipment, provide help acquiring funding for these things through local programs, organizations, and governmental departments.

A developmentally disabled adult using durable medical equipment in use in Boston

Advocacy Services

Sometimes disabled individuals or their families have difficulty getting accommodations, benefits, or resources that they need. In these cases, you might need to get governmental entities, non-profit organizations, or legal representation to meet your needs.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI is a cash assistance program funded by the federal Social Security Administration that is typically administered by the state where you live. This program is designed for the elderly (over age 65) and disabled. Individuals are considered disabled if they cannot work for a year or more, or their condition will result in death. Getting approved for SSI also allows you to receive Medicaid health insurance for disabled individuals with low income.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

SSDI a program that looks at what you have paid into social security to determine what kind of benefits you receive.  Most people are turned down the first time they apply for SSI or SSDI, so it is always a good idea to consult with an attorney specializing in social security disability cases before you reapply.

Personal Care Assistants

These are programs designed to provide in-home help with routine tasks that are difficult for those with developmental disabilities, such as:

  • Shopping and meal preparation
  • Personal hygiene (such as bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding, etc.)
  • Light cleaning and housekeeping, and home maintenance
  • Picking up essential items such as medications and laundry

Disability Plates and Placards

Suppose you have been diagnosed with a disease or disability that impairs your ability. In that case, you are entitled to disability plates and placards, which identify the vehicle as one that transports disabled individuals.

Need Durable Medical Equipment for Your Developmentally Disabled Adult?

Give us here a call at Lift and Care Systems. We have been serving developmentally disabled individuals and their caregivers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for over 20 years. We have the name-brand durable medical equipment that you need, such as Surehands Lift Systems, Bruno Stair Lifts, and Health Craft accessibility products (just to name a few). Contact us today for a free consultation at (508) 465-5254 or fill out our online contact form to speak to one of our durable medical equipment specialists today.

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