This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to the services and supports available to older people and their families, with a focus on practical advice for caregivers. It includes information on housing options, nursing home care and community services such as home-delivered meals, home health care and chore services. The handbook also provides information on legal and financial issues such as powers of attorney, Medicare and Medicaid, and offers tips and strategies for coping with the stress that can come with caregiving.
The Department of Defense Guide for Adults with Special Needs provides information and resources to address a wide range of topics regarding adults with special needs. Some sections of this guide are relevant to adult children with a disability while other information may be more appropriate to adults diagnosed with a medical condition. This guide is also intended for use by caregivers.
The Special Care Organization Record for Adults is an organizing tool for families with an adult member with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize information in one central location and to make it easier for someone to care for your family member when you are unable to do so.
The Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health Care Needs is specifically designed as an organizing tool for parents with children with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize your child’s information to make it easier for someone to care for your child in your absence.
The Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared toward helping military families with children with special needs navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support, benefits and entitlements.
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EFMP/Special Needs military life topic area of Military OneSource.