2020

Resource Round-Up: Economic Impact (COVID-19 Stimulus) Payments

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in 2020, 2020 changes, Community, Community information, COVID-19, featured | 0 comments

Resource Round-Up: Economic Impact (COVID-19 Stimulus) Payments

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has our entire society sprinting to keep up with new realities, and taking action to respond and manage the impact. Our Oregon IDD advocacy community has been working to keep abreast of that information flow, and share it with people in the ways that they need. The federal Economic Impact Payments are the stimulus funds coming to most Americans to help mitigate the personal financial impact of COVID-19’s protective measures. For members of our community, this is good news, quickly followed by a host of questions centered around what this money will mean for you and the disability and medical benefits you may rely upon. This is an...

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Questions Corner: Medical Support in the Time of COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in 2020, Community, Community information, COVID-19, featured, Planning, Resources | 0 comments

Questions Corner: Medical Support in the Time of COVID-19

Many of our usual ways of getting things done have been up-ended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting our medical needs has been affected by our efforts to contain the disease, and the tremendous stress that illness is putting upon our health systems. We’ve put together some tips and resources to help you nevigate the changing world, and get the help you need. Do you have additional questions about what services are allowed? Put them in the comments below, or on our Facebook page. We will do our best to get the answers for you in a future post! Keep the key symptoms of COVID-19 in mind, and be aware of your own health and the health of those around you. The CDC says:...

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COVID-19: Staying Apart, Getting Together

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in 2020, Community, COVID-19, featured, Recreation, Resources | 0 comments

COVID-19: Staying Apart, Getting Together

You’re being good. You’re following the Governor’s Executive Order to stay home and save lives. You have checked out some amazing virtual tours and resources, and now all that is missing is . . . someone with whom to talk it over. Good news: video chatting is easier than ever before. Thanks in large part to the improvements in phone cameras, and a couple of new video chat applications, you can be face-to-face with a friend in no time. This article walks you through the pros and cons of Zoom versus Google Hangouts. Note that, if you already have a Gmail account, or use Google Calendar, then you already have a Google account. You can use that same log-in...

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Questions Corner: DD Services in the Time of COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in 2020, 2020 changes, Case Management, Community information, COVID-19, featured, Resources, Support Services rules | 0 comments

Questions Corner: DD Services in the Time of COVID-19

If you are enrolled and receiving DD services, chances are you have felt the shift in those routines, along with everything else. You may be wondering what is allowed, in this new world, and how you can get your needs met. We’d like to help by sharing the information we have currently. Please note that, due to the incredibly fast rate of change in the pandemic situation, change in policy is happening quickly as well. It’s important that policy move quickly to keep up with changing needs. However, that pace of change means that what was true yesterday may not be true today. We hope you will have patience with your Personal Agents and providers as they...

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Resource Round-Up! Staying Apart, Getting Away

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in 2020, COVID-19, featured, Resources | 0 comments

Resource Round-Up! Staying Apart, Getting Away

We in the Brokerage community will be sharing more information and ideas for how to support one another as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to change our shared landscape. It feels lonely right now, and frighteningly different. But the truth is, our future is shared, and we are all experiencing this together. We are making decisions that affect each other, and we are caring for one another by staying home, and taking care of ourselves. Thank you for joining the effort of the Oregon DD community to make it through this crisis stronger, and with our connections intact. The good news is, there are more resources for entertainment and enrichment available online every day....

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Where to Get Information About COVID-19 in Oregon

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in 2020, 2020 changes, Community information, COVID-19, featured | 0 comments

Where to Get Information About COVID-19 in Oregon

The world around us has turned, and we all find ourselves in a strange land of restriction and changed routines. We are all relearning the rules of daily life together, apart from one another. It is normal to feel anxious about how you will manage, and what will happen next. It can help to establish some trusted sources of information for updates and guidance, as we all find our way through to the other side. The Oregon Health Authority is Oregon’s Medicaid agency, and our link to the federal government. They have created a comprehensive COVID-19 website pulling together all kinds of information to keep up with the changing reality. In addition to the latest...

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