Pushin' On: UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System Volume 38 | Number 1
Injury Model System Digital Newsletter
VOL 38 | NUM 1
s is, of course, COVID-19. This issue of Pushin’ On is a
with information to help people with spinal cord injury and
ties through the pandemic.
rch & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
as been working to share relevant research and information
e COVID-19 pandemic is, and will continue, to impact
isabilities. Here is what is available on COVID-19.
Nursing Facilities in Rural Communities: Opportunities for
ing on COVID-19 response efforts
-19: An increased threat to people with disabilities living in
ral research shows higher risks for rural people during
izing people with disabilities in the COVID-19 pandemic
istration for Community Living (ACL) offers a resource page,
er Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know About
Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? The page describes actions to
pread of COVID-19, frequently asked questions on several
older Americans, guidance on home and community
es and nursing home visitation, guidance for organizations
r an outbreak, and a link to a Spanish-language version.
me additional things people with disabilities can do to
g the COVID-19 outbreak:
t you will do if you or your direct support provider gets sick.
contact list of family, friends, neighbors and local service
that can provide support in case you or your direct support
becomes ill or unavailable.
ast two ways of communicating from home and work
be used rapidly in an emergency (e.g., landline phone, cell
xt-messaging, email). Write down this information and keep
ugh household items and groceries so that you will be
ble staying home for a few weeks, at least a 30-day supply
e counter and prescription medicines and any medical
nt or supplies that you might need. Some health plans allow
ay refill on prescription medications. Consider discussing
n with your healthcare provider. Make a photocopy of
ions to have in an emergency situation
rovides resources in other important areas.
onnected and Engaged
your state’s guidance
rganizations that serve people with disabilities
g civil rights
g Personal Finances
care, Medicaid, Social Security and SSI beneficiaries
s for veterans