Community Living

Can people catastrophize barriers? An exploratory analysis of the association between pain catastrophizing and perceptions of environmental factors

Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D., Cathy Berendts, Alex Schiwal Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 65–72 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.001     Background Measurement of the environment is taking on increased importance for understanding variability in participation. Most measures of the environment use subjective ratings, yet little is known about how people appraise the environment. Objective Hypothesis: We conducted… Read More »»

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Application to Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Several months ago, the U.S. Department of Labor with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued revised regulations on the FLSA application to Medicaid HCBS programs, including consumer self-directed programs. Available here are proposed action steps and a fact sheet prepared by 5 national disability organizations: Bazelon-AAPD-NCIL-NDRN-NSCLC.

The identification of assistive technologies being used to support the daily occupations of community-dwelling older adults with dementia: a cross-sectional pilot study.

Boger J, Quraishi M, Turcotte N, Dunal L. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]   Source Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto , Toronto , Canada . Abstract Abstract Purpose: Assistive technologies (ATs) have tremendous potential to support occupations (i.e. meaningful daily activities) impacted by changes… Read More »»