Annotated Bibliography JL

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.). Medicare Basics: A Guide for Families and Friends of People With Medicare. Baltimore, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2009.

This book is about how Medicare and Medicaid services can help people with disabilities. Medicare and Medicaid have guidelines that explain who and how they can help each individual that is in need of their services. Individuals that would need these services are not all elderly some have disabilities that cause illness to one person making it more challenging in life. The cover in this book what a person needs to know about the plan and how to get the information they need. Then explain how they help with billing as well.

The book about Medicare and Medicaid Services was published in 2009. This book has not been updated but is still helpful in my research. This information helps me with the relationship of my topic, it has a lot to do with government regulations that I need to use and explain in my paper. The author of this book are the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As this book isn't up to date they do update their information on the web and through their company and inform the current and up seeking patients. Medicare and Medicaid Services have regulations and guidelines they have by law to follow so there for the information is reliable. The purpose of this book is to tell about what Medicare and Medicaid is, how they can help, what you need to qualify, and much more.

The information I gathered from this book is very useful in my research. This gives people seeking help with their disabilities, the information to know what and how Medicare can help them with being able to still live at home. This resource will explain a lot about the billing side of getting help with disabilities. People with disabilities will know how Medicare can help with medical expenses.

"Living With Disability." Easter Seals Disability Services, 2015. Web. <>.

“Living with a disability is not easy.” The rural areas are not served as well as cities. People with disabilities are not able to access transportation. Housing is not always adequate, or needs remodeling in order to better serve those who need it. A hospital discharge planner and/or social worker are supposed to help you locate the appropriate provider in the community. Older adults prefer home settings rather than institutions. There needs to be more help for disabilities persons who require assistance.

This site is current up to this year of 2015. They keep it updated to help their nonprofit organization. This information talks about how people need, want, as well as have to live their lives when diagnosed with a disability. This site and the article I refer to show a lot of information that will be useful to me. The website is kept up to date and accurate by the Easter Seals Disability Services. They have a good background to helping with the challenges there are to face and so I think they are qualified to write on the topic of disabilities. The purpose I see that is trying to be put out there is to keep people informed and get people to help in finding ways to make life better and easier.

This site I found to be helpful in talking about abilities that people who need services have. It talks about how the disabled live with their disabilities. This article helps with being able to talk with doctors, how to talk with them. There is an resource on this site that talks about how to choose a home helper and planning for it.

"Use of Individual Development Accounts by People with Disabilities: Barriers and Solutions." Use of Individual Development Accounts by People with Disabilities: Barriers and Solutions — World Institute on Disability. World Institute on Disability, May 2001. Web.

The economic well-being of a person with a disability is not solely from income, spending, and consumption, it also takes your savings, investment, and how many assets you have. They think assets are an improvement towards economic independence and stability. Individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Income (SSI) should be able to keep their cash benefits and much needed medical coverage. Another big amendment change needed is for community programs that will work with disability, setting them up and maintaining IDAs. They limit the reason to use IDA funds. Also needed is to develop and find strategies for making changes and taking care of the concerns of persons with disabilities.

The information from this source I believe in not current as the most resent date I found it to be published was 2001. There is more then a couple years span between then and now. As I was pin point my topic I found this article helpful in what direction I wanted to go with my paper. The author was not very easy to find though I think who published it was the World Institute on Disability. The information comes from this company and they are about the disabilities so I believe as what is wrote is credible. The purpose of this article I believe focused on the money and government side to what a disabled person has for choices on their way of life, living in a facility or at home.

This resource is helpful in my research about the pay and income aspect of disabilities. Most of what my research entails has to do with how disabilities affect a persons way of life and what challenges they have. Some of those challenges include how to be able to live in their homes, if its possible to live in their homes, how they can pay for things they need to be able to have some mobility that cause a restriction otherwise, and also how the can get funding or if there is funding out there for a persons disability.

"Personal Assistance Services." Personal Assistance Services. The Center for an Accessibility Society, 1999. Web. <>.

“How would you feel if you suddenly needed the help of others to perform basic tasks like eating, bathing, or dressing?” Would you rather get help at home or in nursing home? For people with disabilities, they would prefer to control their own needs by living at home. Some cannot afford a personal assistant financially. Government policy is trying to keep Americans in need of long term care assistance in institutions. The nursing homes are determined to keep things the way they are.

This resource I found to be out-dated it was created in 1999. I don't find myself using a lot from this article as its not as up to date on what today's world is doing to help with disabilities. The intended audience for this resource I believe was someone who is in the shows of a disability. I think the point to this article is to see how a person can go from being able to do all they want then all of a sudden they have to rely on others to help them because a disability gave them set backs unexpectedly.

This fits into my research when it talks about the side of the people versus the government policies. I really thought this was an ok source to use for my research. I will be using this resource to explain what the government thinks the way things should be with a person’s disabilities and the way most disabled persons want to live.

Culter, David M. Your Money Or Your Life: Strong Medicine For America’s Health Care System. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 1 Mar. 2015.

This book is about medical care and the difficulties people have without health insurance. This was written about in 2004 so doesn’t really state what happens now today in 2015. They state history of when someone changed something for the good or bad of insurance. One major idea from this article I would point out is it has all to do with money and the life of the people. There is political talk throughout this book all about American’s health care systems.

This book was published in 2004 and so the information has not been updated. As far as the information being related to my topic I would say no, I am going toward talking about health care but not about the politics or money aspect of it. My topic is more to do with the way the regulations and ideas of how a disabled person can and should live. The author who wrote this book is David M. Cutler and was published by the Oxford University Press. The information is supported by the history of the political views and resources of the past. There are not, any spelling, grammar, or typographical errors that I can see. I think this book is to see the medical care situations in a political view and to show how they have been in past years and not having much of good changes.

This resource is not going to be useful for me. I thought as it was talking about life and money it would be about medical and not all about the money and political side to the story. Using this resource in my project might not be an option, it would take my topic off into a different path.

United States. Bureau of the Census., U.S. Census Bureau, and Survey of Income and Program Participation (Program). Americans With Disabilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census.

This website is about research, data, and surveys all on disabilities. They update the information as they gather it. They have tables and figures that anyone can take a look at about what they find. They work with the American Community Survey (ACS), and Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). SIPP focuses on the common estimation on disabilities activities. ACS narrows more to the capability of producing states, countries, and metropolitan areas.

The information on this site is new and old. The last revised date is from 2013. All the links function for this site. This site relates to my topic on disabilities and I think will be useful in giving me the answers I need to write my paper. The site is run by the Bureau of the Census, they gather the information through the surveys they collect. This is a government site. The information I think is reliable because it comes from surveys taken by everyday average people versus some person who thinks they know what is going on and writes about it. The purpose of this information is to gather what is going on with disabilities. The information I saw on some of the tables looked to be learning about the age groups that have disabilities.

This site will give me some answers to not just narrowing my paper to elderly disabilities but to all ages of disabilities. This will be a helpful site for talking about different ages and how they need/want to live at home. This will be one of my sources I will try and incorporate into my paper.

"General." NCDJ. ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 2015. Web. 01 Mar. 2015. <>.

This site is for journalist and educators to learn and be able to properly talk about disabilities. I read about the general parts of disabilities, it covers a bit about anything to do with disabilities. They point out the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), the development, service animals, and types. Also they give definitions of the words disability, disabled, handicap and more.

This website is current and they have it updated to the year 2015. The links are all functional and I can see it is a good source for journalist to use for getting a back ground. This source is related to my topic and will answer some questions I need answered. The website is a nonprofit site. The information I read is current as it gives journalist the recent and proper back ground information they need if they were to write about it. This site was made for journalist so they could learn about disabilities right from the site and not have to shuffle around finding out more about disabilities and hoping they properly word and define it.

This website will be useful to me in writing my paper. I will be able to fall back to it on definitions and use it as a guide to writing my paper. My topic is not changed by this resource it should help in properly wording what I am trying to say.

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