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Improving Physical Accessibility

CMS has released a resource guide for health care providers in order to improve accessibility for patients with disabilities.

The resources in this inventory include guidance on how to increase physical accessibility of medical services, tools to assess your practice or facility’s accessibility for individuals with disabilities, and tips and training materials to improve quality of care. This document is intended provide recommendations on how to improve accessibility in order to improve quality of care for patients with disabilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does intend, in providing these resources, to provide legal advice or to take a position on whether and to what extent federal, state, or local law requires health care facilities and providers to undertake the measures discussed in these resource documents. The sole purpose of the resource list is to provide information that may help you to improve the physical accessibility programs and facilities.

Read the full document and access CMS approved support trainings.


A Nap a Day Could Keep The Doctor Away

An older man taking a nap on the couch.Many Americans do not get enough sleep and this can contribute to a number of health issues. Taking a nap during the day can help your body restore itself and promotes brain and heart health. A 20-minute nap has a variety of health benefits – from improved mood, to better focus and memory function. In some cultures, napping is even prescribed as a health treatment by doctors!

If you have trouble sleeping, take steps to improve your quality of sleep.


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