The financial impact of JIATThe financial impact of JIAThe financial impact of JIAEnglishAdolescent;RheumatologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP;Tonya Palermo, PhD;Miriam Granger, MSW, RSW;Neely Lerman, MSW, RSW;Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000068.0000000000000491.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the financial impact your teen's JIA can have on the family.</p><p>When your teenager has JIA, the financial impact on your family may be quite significant. The expected and visible expenses include: </p> <ul> <li>paying for medications and equipment </li> <li>expenses related to medical appointments such as transportation, parking and meals </li> <li>paying for childcare </li> <li>lost wages from work because of a teenager’s medical appointments or a flare-up. </li> </ul> <p>There are other “hidden” costs that may not initially seem financial in nature. They can cause a financial impact over the long term. For example, if you use up all of your vacation time from work to care for your teenager, you may not have vacation time left to be able to take “fun” time off for yourself or for your family. This can lead to increased stress, depression or other physical and mental health issues, which can come with their own financial costs. Other financial costs could be if your teen is missing many days of school, you may need to hire a tutor or spend extra time speaking with staff at their school to discuss and implement accommodations. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>It is important to communicate with your employer about what your situation is.</li><li>Governmental assistance for medical coverage may be available to you and your family.</li></ul>
Les conséquences financières de l’AIJLLes conséquences financières de l’AIJThe financial impact of JIAFrenchAdolescent;RheumatologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP;Tonya Palermo, PhD;Miriam Granger, MSW, RSW;Neely Lerman, MSW, RSW;Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000068.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page décrit les répercussions financières de l’arthrite d’un adolescent.</p><p>Lorsque votre enfant est atteint d’AIJ, cela peut avoir des conséquences financières assez importantes pour votre famille. Les dépenses prévues et visibles comprennent : </p> <ul> <li>le paiement des médicaments et de l’équipement;</li> <li>les dépenses liées aux rendez-vous médicaux, comme le transport, le stationnement et les repas; </li> <li>le paiement d’un service de garde;</li> <li>la perte de salaire associée à des absences du travail à cause des rendez vous médicaux ou d’une poussée d’AIJ.</li> </ul> <p>Il y a d’autres coûts « cachés » qui ne semblent peut-être pas de nature financière au départ, mais qui peuvent entraîner des conséquences financières à long terme. Par exemple, si les parents utilisent toutes leurs journées de vacances pour s’occuper de adolescent(e), il ne leur restera pas de temps pour prendre des vacances pour eux ou la famille. Cela peut entraîner une dépression, des maladies liées au stress et d’autres problèmes de santé physique et mentale. Ces maladies peuvent avoir des conséquences financières sur la famille plus tard, si le parent doit prendre plus de congés pour les traitements. Des coûts financiers pourraient être associés à l'absentéisme de votre adolescent(e). Il se peut que vous deviez embaucher un professeur particulier ou que vous ayez à consacrer du temps à discuter avec le personnel de l’école en vue d’aborder et de mettre en œuvre des mesures d’adaptation.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Il se peut que vous deviez changer vos projets d’activités familiales si votre enfant fait une poussée d’AIJ.</li><li>Adoptez les stratégies suivantes pour gérer les répercussions de l’AIJ sur votre famille : informez-vous sur cette maladie, prenez soin de vous, évaluez votre façon d’exercer votre rôle parental et n’hésitez pas à demander de l’aide. </li></ul>

 

 

The financial impact of JIA1093.00000000000The financial impact of JIAThe financial impact of JIATEnglishAdolescent;RheumatologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP;Tonya Palermo, PhD;Miriam Granger, MSW, RSW;Neely Lerman, MSW, RSW;Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000068.0000000000000491.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the financial impact your teen's JIA can have on the family.</p><p>When your teenager has JIA, the financial impact on your family may be quite significant. The expected and visible expenses include: </p> <ul> <li>paying for medications and equipment </li> <li>expenses related to medical appointments such as transportation, parking and meals </li> <li>paying for childcare </li> <li>lost wages from work because of a teenager’s medical appointments or a flare-up. </li> </ul> <p>There are other “hidden” costs that may not initially seem financial in nature. They can cause a financial impact over the long term. For example, if you use up all of your vacation time from work to care for your teenager, you may not have vacation time left to be able to take “fun” time off for yourself or for your family. This can lead to increased stress, depression or other physical and mental health issues, which can come with their own financial costs. Other financial costs could be if your teen is missing many days of school, you may need to hire a tutor or spend extra time speaking with staff at their school to discuss and implement accommodations. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>It is important to communicate with your employer about what your situation is.</li><li>Governmental assistance for medical coverage may be available to you and your family.</li></ul><h2>Coping with work and the financial impact of your teenager’s JIA</h2><p>Some employers are more flexible than others when it comes to allowing time off to care for a sick teenager. Here are some tips for coping with work:</p><ul><li>Communicate with your employer to see if there is a way to negotiate time off work without loss of pay. Your job might allow make-up time on weekends or working an hour later each day to take time off, with pay, for an appointment.</li><li>Your employer might allow you to take sick time to care for your teenager.</li><li>Your workplace might let you do some of your work from home via computer.</li><li>If available, ask to see your human resources representative to let them know what’s going on. Your human resources representative will know what can be done in your workplace to best accommodate your needs.</li><li>If you are having problems with your employer related to your teenager’s JIA, ask to speak with the social worker or counsellor attached to your teenager’s health-care team.</li><li>You can also call the Ministry of Labour. They can clarify your rights as an employee and will inform you of your employer’s legal obligations.</li></ul><h2>Accessing other potential resources related to medical costs</h2><p>There may be other financial resources available in your area, such as governmental assistance with medication coverage if you do not have private drug coverage. Speak with your doctor or other members of your health-care team.</p><p>You may want to check the Canada Revenue Agency website to learn about which medical expenses you may be eligible to claim as medical tax deductions. You can access the website at <a href="http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/medical/">www.cra-arc.gc.ca/medical</a>. This website discusses what you are eligible for in terms of claiming medical expenses. You may also want to keep receipts (for parking/food costs) from hospital stays and hospital appointments to see which receipts you are eligible to claim. For example, if you are a certain distance from the hospital, you may be able to claim parking expenses.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/The_financial_impact_of_JIA.jpgThe financial impact of JIA

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