Disaster Prep for Persons with Disabilities

Updated Saturday June 9, 2018 by JML.

With hurricane season upon us, we'd like to pass along some information to consider and assist you with preparing should an emergency occur. Below are a few links to check out with shelter info, special needs registry, creating a disaster prepare kit, etc.
Medicaid Waiver funds can assist with obtaining a generator if necessary; although there is specific criteria someone has to meet in order to qualify for this service/purchase. Below is an excerpt from the APD Handbook regarding generators:
"• Generators, when one of the following are documented:
− The recipient is ventilator-dependent.
− The recipient requires daily use of oxygen via a concentrator.
− The recipient requires continuous, 24-hour total parenteral nutrition via an electric pump. − The recipient requires continuous, 24-hour infusion of total nutritional formula through a jejunostomy or gastrostomy tube via an electric pump.
− The recipient requires continuous, 24-hour infusion of medication via an electric pump.
− The recipient meets the medical need for a single-room air conditioner. 
 The size of the generator is limited to the wattage necessary to provide power to the essential life-sustaining equipment. When a generator is requested, it must be documented that the specific model identified is the most cost-beneficial that meets but does not exceed the recipient’s need. One generator per recipient per household can be purchased per ten-year period. Payments for repair to generators after the warranty expires can be approved by the APD regional office, if no other funding is available

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