November 2016

‘Easy Does It’ Provides Emergency Caregivers and Repairs

By | November 1st, 2016|

I was in a bind. It was a Thursday night, around 6 p.m., and I had just wrapped up at the gym. As I rolled through the exit, I saw a text message from my evening attendant: He wasn’t feeling well and said he couldn’t come over to help me into bed. Finding a last-minute replacement would be tough. Luckily, Berkeley has a backup service that means I’ll never be left solo.

July 2016

DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care

By | July 23rd, 2016|

After being left out initially, community integration, including a right to long term care services, was added to the platform of the Democrat National Convention [...]

June 2016

How Do You Cope When a Relationship Ends?

By | June 1st, 2016|

When her boyfriend unexpectedly ended their relationship, it broke her heart and left her scrambling for help with her daily care.

April 2016

March 2016

Is Long Term Managed Healthcare the Best States Can Come Up With?

By | March 4th, 2016|

As states turn to long term managed health care to streamline services, consumers like Tom Turner are left wondering if there's a better way. [...]

February 2016

Illinois Budget Impasse Holds Disabled Hostage

By | February 2nd, 2016|

So far Access Living has been able to avoid laying anyone off, but is running a deficit as a result of the Illinois budget [...]

Letters: February 2016

By | February 1st, 2016|

Bladder Irrigant Solutions; Caregiver Quest; Buying a First Home; What Makes Us Happy

January 2016

Disability Integration Act Introduced

By | January 13th, 2016|

“When you're forced to live in an institution and segregated from the community, your civil rights are being violated,”

December 2015

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By | December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

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