The MediSked Blog

Olmstead's 18th Anniversary: Recognizing our Past and Looking to the Future

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

On June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C. which ruled that unjustified institutional isolation of individuals with disabilities qualifies as unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court opinion ruled that individuals must be placed in the community if treatment professionals deem it appropriate and if “the transfer from institutional care to a less restrictive setting is not opposed by the affected individual, and the placement can be reasonably accommodated, taking into account the resources available to the State and the needs of others with mental disabilities.”

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Tags: 2017, Awareness

Learn How to Take Action this Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. Today people around the globe will come together to raise awareness of this pervasive issue that plagues older adults around the world. 

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Tags: 2017, older adults

Onsite with SRVS in Memphis, Tennessee

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 02:54 PM

Members of MediSked’s amazing Premier team were on the road again – this time onsite with SRVS in Memphis, Tennessee. SRVS is implementing MediSked Connect – Agency Management Platform for many of their programs, including: Community Living, Community Based Day Services, Facility Based Day Services, Community Employment, and SRVS Kids and Families.

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Tags: Connect, 2017, Tennessee

Amazon Offers Discounted Prime Membership for Customers Receiving Government Assistance

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

On June 6, 2017, Amazon announced that customers who receive government assistance will be eligible for Amazon Prime membership at a discounted rate. Prime membership includes free shipping for qualified items, discounts on selected products, unlimited access to videos, music, and photo storage, and more.

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Tags: 2017, Awareness