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Adulthood - Healthy Living

Adulthood - Healthy Living
Adulthood - Healthy Living

Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:   Do I qualify for Medicaid or Medicare coverage?  Can I get my own health insurance coverage?  Am I getting regular physicals, routine exams and health screenings that I need?  Who else understands my medical needs and information? Am I being supported to help with managing my own medications, talking to my doctors and other medical professionals, getting therapies I may need, and participating in making medical and health decisions?   Am I being supported to eat healthy and be physically active?  Is my reproductive health being looked after?  Do I practice safe sex and/or should I use birth control? Do I understand the health risks of behaviors such as smoking, excessive alcohol use, or illegal drug use?   Do I know how to get emergency help when I need it?  Do I have an emergency plan?


Health Assistance

Treatment and Management of People with ID http://www.medicalhomeportal.org/diagnoses-and-conditions/intellectual-disability/treatment-and-management

Department of Public Health http://www.ct.gov/dph/

VNA Healthcare of CT    http://www.vnahealthcare.org/

Home Healthcare Agencies www.homehealthcareagencies.com/

Taking Care of My Health

DDS Consumer Corner, Health/Safety Net: http://www.dds.ct.gov/consumercorner/site/default.asp

Good Nutrition Advice for All http://www.nutrition.gov/smart-nutrition-101

Communicating with Health Providers

Health Care Visit Check List


Medical Information

DDS Minimum Preventative Care Guidelines  https://www.ct.gov/dds/lib/dds/health/09-1_attachment_a_minimum_preventive_care_guidelines.pdf

Nutrition

Guide to Healthy Living

Nutrition for Individuals with Intellectual Disability http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/?page_id=813
Bone Builders for Special Olympic Athletes  http://www.aahd.us/best-practice/nutrition-resources-intellectual-or-developmental-disabilities/

Reproductive Health