When Mother's Day is Complicated

When Mother’s Day is Complicated

Mother’s Day is complicated for many reasons. For those of us who spent years trying to conceive, we remember that day as a celebration for what felt like the rest of the world and absolute isolation for us. For those of us who have lost a child, this day is full of mourning. For those… Continue reading When Mother’s Day is Complicated

Jamie Sumner
raising your teen with special needs

3 Tips for Raising a Teen with Special Needs

Adolescence is a time of immense physical and emotional growth, and of wanting independence. A teen with special needs is no different...

Dr. Liz Matheis
Wings for Life World Run May 2019 Aaron Baker

Disability and Relationships

Disability is not a burden, and ableism is not heroic. I recently saw a meme on Instagram that depicted two people holding hands – one in a wheelchair and the other standing. Over the person standing it reads “not a hero” and over the wheelchair user it says “not a burden”. It got me thinking,… Continue reading Disability and Relationships

Katelyn Devine Baker
smiling mature black doctor sitting in her office with a parent and young child, showing them something on her desk and explaining what Medicaid Waivers are.

What Are Medicaid Waivers?

Before explaining waivers, let’s take a minute to review the government-funded health programs available in the United States for those who meet eligibility requirements. What is Medicare? Medicare is federal health insurance for anyone age 65 and older, and some people under 65 with certain disabilities or conditions. Medicare is run by CMS, the Centers… Continue reading What Are Medicaid Waivers?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
family caregivers

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) For Minors

In-Home Supportive Services Make A Difference Providing specialized care for children with disabilities takes a mental, emotional, physical and financial toll on families. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a crucial aid that can calm the overwhelming process. When I was injured in 1999, I was no longer a minor and filed for IHSS services on… Continue reading In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) For Minors

Aaron Baker
About Ostomies

Mapping Out Your Medicare Route

Navigating your way through Medicare can be confusing. Becoming familiar with the complicated system before you even reach age 65 may help when...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Mental and Behavioral Health Facility

Accessible Voting

Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Choice! It’s an election year, and it is more important than ever to get out and vote! Not just because of who the candidates may be, but because our local, state and federal representatives need to hear from us – the people who depend on curb cutouts, disabled parking spots,… Continue reading Accessible Voting

Aaron Baker

Awareness is Necessary: Birth Defects Awareness Month

Every four and a half minutes, a baby in the United States is born with a birth defect. Early intervention is vital to improving outcomes for these babies.

Paige Oyaga

2023 Holiday Delivery Schedule

Each year, Shield HealthCare works with our delivery partners to bring you reliable service throughout the holiday season. Below you’ll find Shield HealthCare’s 2023 holiday delivery schedule. We have also included when Shield HealthCare’s call centers will be open. While we are doing everything we can to ensure your orders continue to arrive on time,… Continue reading 2023 Holiday Delivery Schedule

Allison Dalton

Advancements in Breast Cancer Research

In the U.S. alone, more than 700 individuals – mostly women – are diagnosed with breast cancer each day. One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. If you are the one in eight, the positive advancements made in breast cancer research are not just medical advancements; they… Continue reading Advancements in Breast Cancer Research

Madeline Perez
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