Health Care for
Adults and Elders with Developmental Disabilities Research and Training
A Project of the University Center for Excellence in
Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
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|INTERNET RESOURCES For University
of Washington’s CHDD Adults and Elders with Developmental Disabilities
(AEDD) Web site: http://depts.washington.edu/aedd/index.html
King County, and Washington State Community Resources
- http://www.dental.washington.edu/disability - This service is a dental resource for use by persons who have
physical, mental, medical, or other disabilities,
their families, caregivers, health care providers, and other
agencies to quickly and easily find a dental professional.
- http://www.cshcn.org/ - The site of the Children’s Hospital & Regional
Medical Center in Seattle. It contains a wealth of information, advice
and resources in Washington directed to families of children with special
health care needs but much information is also very useful for families
and caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities.
From the shortcut menu, select “Starting Point” to access the resource
guide* or care notebook to reach the excellent forms that are useful
in tracking of medical information.. The resource guide is in “Acrobat”
format and takes a few minutes to load the 34 page document.
Finding a physician who accepts Medicaid patients:
1) Find a physician who accepts new Medicare/Medicaid patients. For
Medicaid the state usually picks up Medicare’s co-pays and other expenses
when you see a physician.
2) Internet: http://www.medicare.gov -
Click Participating Physician Directory, and follow the
easy directions for finding a physician who accepts Medicare patients in your
Ask if the physician is taking new Medicaid patients.
Help for tobacco users wanting to quit:
http://www.Quitline.com or phone: 1-877-270-7867. Washington State Department of Health
offers free help for tobacco users. Research shows that using
the information on this site and calling the Quitline improves
the success of quitters by almost 20 percent. There is toll-free, confidential
from an online tobacco-cessation specialist who will also send
Spanish toll-free phone: 1-877-266-3863.
Hearing-Impaired toll-free phone: 1-877-777-6534(TTY)
Translators are available for almost 100 different languages- 1-800-270-7867
- http://www.medlineplus.org - A service of the National Library of Medicine(NLM) and National Institute
Health (NIH). It is the source of a comprehensive list of health
topics and gives a general overview of each disease, patient
clinical trials and lists most recent articles on each disease. It
also contains drug information, a medical encyclopedia with pictures
and a medical dictionary. Resources include NLM, NIH and other government
databases. Under the listing “Other Databases” is a multilingual glossary
of technical and popular medical terms in nine European languages and
a link to the NARIC which features an information center with
listed by types of disability including developmental disabilities.
- Also under “Other Databases” is the complete text of the home edition
of the Merck Manual (copyright 2000). This is an excellent reference
manual and belongs in every home. A second edition (copyright 2003) is
now available at your local bookstore and is even more comprehensive
than the first edition.
- http://www.cdc.gov - Comprehensive
website run by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
advice and links on infectious diseases and health
- http://www.ama-assn.org -
Website of the American Medical Association which contains links
education resources and health organizations.
- Website for Virtual Naval Hospital. The patient’s health promotion
page contains a comprehensive listing of links to a variety of topics
which include: Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Dental Care, Nutrition, Physical
Fitness, Sexually Transmitted Disease Education, Smoking Cessation,
Weight Control and many, many more.
to AEDD home page
AEDD at University of Washington
Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195-7920
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