Having a developmental disability might put a person at greater risk for falling if they have a vision impairment, muscle weakness, gait and balance difficulties, use multiple medications, or have a sedentary lifestyle.
Category Archives: Health and Safety Alerts
Providers of people with disabilities need to follow winter safety precautions to ensure people can manage seasonal challenges, such as travel and dangerous temperatures. Read more
Seasonal influenza, also known as the flu, is a viral illness that causes fever, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches, and headaches. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness.
Ohioans with developmental disabilities may be at high risk for the flu due to chronic lung conditions like asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. Risk of aspiration may be increased due to difficulty swallowing, gastro esophageal reflux disease, seizure disorder, tube feeding, cerebral palsy, and suppressed or absent cough or sneeze reflex. Read More
Major Unusual Incidents: Classification and Definitions
Timely reporting of MUI’s help improve the quality of services for those we support and help keep them safe. Our MUI team is here to help you understand what to report and when. All roles and responsibilities of County Board staff and providers can be found in the MUI Rule. Also, check out the other resources found in the Department of Developmental Disabilities Health and Safety Toolkit. If you still have questions please contact us. Read More ›