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Disabled Seniors Guide to Retiring in Kansas

By    |   Monday, 30 Nov 2015 05:28 PM

Making a decision about the right place to retire can be complicated, especially if you are faced with a disability. For people with disabilities who are considering living in Kansas as an ideal retirement locale, a great resource for exploring the services and programs available is the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

With a statewide call center providing information on important resources such as transportation and delivered meals, the department is a vital element of living well for those with disabilities throughout the state. This department also provides assessments to help individuals determine which resources fit their individual needs and which can be particularly helpful when the time comes to choose long-term care.

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Assembled here are just a few of the best benefits for retirees living with disabilities in the Sunflower State.

1. Kansas Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
In the counties where this service is provided, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) can be a valuable aspect for disabled seniors living in Kansas. According to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, this program can provide services such as primary care, dentistry, physical therapy, transportation, social services, and much more. It is dependent upon an individual's needs and income level.

2. Kansas Optimizing Health Program
Also referred to as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, this resource helps individuals struggling with disability to maintain independence. Designed for people suffering from chronic conditions, such as arthritis, this program works by allowing participants to meet once per week during a six-week period. It encourages participants to practice skills such as communication and making healthy nutritional choices. Weekly action plans and problem solving skill are also part of the program's focus.

3. Meals On Wheels
A big benefit for disabled individuals and seniors alike, Meals On Wheels delivers a warm healthy lunch to participants in Kansas on each weekday. Dedicated volunteers make this program a reality. In some cases, a small fee may be required. The program allows not only for a hot nutritious meal, but also for a bit of conversation and social interaction each day, which can be a real help emotionally for those who are homebound.

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4. Money Follows the Person Initiative
The purpose of this grant is to help transition disabled and elderly folks from long-term care facilities back to the community when possible. It does so by providing incentives to facilities to provide home and community based care for individuals with disability. It is required that the person taking advantage of this program has lived in a nursing facility for a minimum of three months prior to moving back into the community.

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Making a decision about the right place to retire can be complicated, especially if you are faced with a disability. Here are some benefits for people with disabilities who are considering retiring in Kansas.
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