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Recent News

Traveling with a Boarding Device and Wheelchair
Reviewed September 2016
“Air Travel: Using Boarding Devices and Stowing a Wheelchair” will be the featured presentation during the Clinical Research Grand Rounds on Monday, October 10, 2016 from noon to 1:00 PM in the Magnuson Room at RIC, 345 E. Superior.

2016 Paralympics - See the Results
Reviewed September 2016
The 2016 Rio Paralympics have ended, but you can see the results here.

TSA Programs for Travelers with Disabilities
Reviewed September 2016
This new posting on Disability Blog explores the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) programs for travelers with disabilities.

Charity Care for RIC
Reviewed September 2016
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago provides financial assistance for medically necessary care for eligible patients.

CMS Announces Updates to CMS Nursing Home Compare Website
Reviewed August 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care.

Recent Resources

RIC Peer Mentor Program - Video Chat
Reviewed August 2016
This video describes the RIC LIFE Center peer mentor program.

Dysphagia: Diet - Ground/Mechanical Soft Diet with Honey-Thick Liquids (download)
Reviewed August 2016

Dysphagia: Diet - Soft Diet with Thin Liquids (download)
Reviewed August 2016

Dysphagia: Diet - Ground/Mechanical Soft Diet with Nectar-Thick Liquids (download)
Reviewed August 2016

Dysphagia: Diet - Pureed Diet with Honey-Thick Liquids (download)
Reviewed August 2016

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