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The Milford Person Lift
One of the most innovative wheelchair-to-vehicle transfer devices on the market. Photo courtesy of Mobility Innovations. Capable of lifting up to 330 pounds, the Milford Person Lift is designed to smoothly transfer users from a wheelchair directly to a standard car seat. The Milford is a strong yet lightweight powered mechanical device that uses a
Medical Expense Fundraising Organization Changing Lives
Help Hope Live… a Community-Based Fundraising Resource to Consider For many families experiencing the realization that their health insurance isn’t going to cover a significant amount of their medical expenses, turning toward fundraising organizations and non-profits becomes the next step in looking for help. For those who need to transport a loved one in a
Medicaid and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
Does Medicaid Cover Non-Emergency Medical Transportation? Transportation to doctor appointments is not generally covered by original Medicare health insurance (Part A and Part B). However, some Medicare Advantage plans may cover transportation to doctor appointments. Medicaid, on the other hand, covers both emergency and non-emergency transportation for eligible individuals to and from the doctor’s appointments,
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Assisted Living Resident Transportation Post COVID-19
Accessible Transportation Enables Seniors to Live More Independently and Prevent Feelings of Isolation Prior to COVID-19, brochures and websites for senior living communities proudly advertised their ability to provide resident transportation to hairdressers, shopping centers, religious services, outings and other daily activities. Years ago, assisted living centers with an ample fleet of shuttle buses and
All the Information You Need In One Place – A Guide to Exploring Our Online Information
The Mobility Resource (TMR) strives to keep seniors and people with disabilities active, on-the-go and enjoying life! Whether you’re looking for yourself or someone you love, we provide a variety of online research tools to help with making the right choice regarding wheelchair vans for sale, scooter lifts, seating modifications and other adaptive equipment. Our
Buying a Wheelchair Van for a Loved One – A Personal Story
It’s normal for people to want to act immediately when a loved one has a stroke or suffers a debilitating injury. Unfortunately, making rash emotional decisions on what to do about accessible travel isn’t always the best long-term solution. I’ve personally been involved with having to make these decisions only a year ago with my
18 Signs You’re The Caregiver Of A Quadriplegic
When you know quad doesn’t mean the square in the middle of the campus.
When every third person you meet in public says to you in a voice of hushed reverence, with a gentle pat on your arm and an ever so small tear glinting in their eye, that “you are so special to be with him.”
15 Things To Never Say To A Special Needs Parent
As a special needs parent, it seems that people have a desire to comment to me, about my children, my parenting, my spiritual beliefs, my life choices and my future plans. Friends, acquaintances, family members and complete strangers are remarkably comfortable questioning and commenting on various aspects of our lives.
Do’s And Don’ts When Witnessing A Disabled Child Having A Meltdown
Cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities, speech and language difficulties, the list could go on. These disabilities may not be as visible to onlookers as others.
10 Marriage Challenges Caregivers Of People With Disabilities Face
I’m married to a handsome, funny, caring man who happens to be a c5/6 quadriplegic. Our life isn’t ordinary. At times we feel like rock stars riding the high of achievement together. Sometimes, we hold each other and just cry. This is a look at some of the challenges we’ve faced in our marriage of just four years so far, together. Admittedly, this is our experience. I recognize each marriage and each disability and couple face different challenges in different ways.
7 Life Lessons to Teach Your Kid on How to Deal with Bullying
The fact that bullying is prevalent enough to warrant this article disheartens me. So many children and teenagers are bullied, shunned, or otherwise mistreated in school, in the community, in their own neighborhoods every day. While this problem is serious amongst the general population, it seems that children with disabilities are targeted more frequently.
15 Surprising Tricks Service Animals Can Do
So many awesome tricks a service animal can do, so little time. From carrying-based jobs to tug-based tasks, the things a service animal can do for people with limited mobility is nothing short of astounding.
Mothers of Paralyzed Adults: Extended Parenting, Time and Love
On June 16, 1994 my family faced the unknown future following my paralysis. On a church mission trip to the scenic Bahamian island of Eleuthera I broke my neck performing a routine somersault. In a moment I was unable to move from the neck down. The team of experienced medical professionals traveling with our group stabilized me as we waited for a medical helicopter to arrive from the States.