53 Million American Adults Living With Disabilities

Did you know that there are over 50 million adults in the United States who have a physical or mental disability? Many of these individuals were born with a disability, others have cognitive or physical limitations due to diseases like dementia or blindness, and nearly 4 million others are veterans whose impairment is the direct result of a service-related injury.

Here are just a few resources on some of the many channels of assistance out there for persons with disabilities, particularly for the elderly:

An Overview of the Fair Housing Act

Keeping Your Home through Debilitating Disease

National Council on Independent Living

Independent Living for Seniors

Senior-Friendly Remodeling

Malnutrition Among Seniors Living at Home

Home Hygiene for Illness-Prone Individuals: Best Practices to Prevent the Spread of Illness

Personal Hygiene for Cared-for People

How to Solve Hygiene Problem Common to People with Dementia

The Caregiver’s Guide to Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Grieve a Loss