Navigation Links
Mobility Matters: How One Couple Depends on Power Wheelchairs for Daily Necessities of Life
Date:12/5/2012

viders to furnish power wheelchairs to beneficiaries.

Tyler Wilson, the president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare, says it is "stunning" that many lawmakers and policymakers in Washington don't understand the value of power wheelchairs to people like George and Mary Cannon.          

"So often policy and regulatory decisions are made without realizing that making it more difficult for businesses to provide power wheelchairs means that some of the most vulnerable in our society go without power wheelchairs or are delayed in receiving them, resulting in increased costs," Wilson explains. "Our goal should be implementing systems that make it easier for seniors and people living with disabilities to receive the mobility assistance they need."

Moreover, Wilson says the government frequently overlooks the fact that power wheelchairs allow Medicare patients to stay in their own homes longer, which is often the most cost effective setting for care.  He said studies show that power wheelchairs reduce hospital emergency room visits from falls for Medicare patients and delay the need for Medicare beneficiaries to be placed in expensive nursing homes.

"A power chair allows individuals to move around on their own," says Ceil Stevenson, a program specialist with the Red Rock Center for INDEPENDENCE in St. George.  She works with seniors with sight problems and has helped George Cannon, who is partially blind, use a computer despite his limited vision.

"Some people with disabilities are able to use their hands and arms to propel a manual wheelchair, but this can be a big drain on energy," Stevenson says. "A power chair allows that person to move without the assistance of others, while preserving energy for other tasks.   A person would not need to wait until someone can help him get from one place to another. Being in
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Artificial disc brings increased mobility and rapid recovery to patients suffering chronic neck pain in the Midwest
2. United Seating & Mobility Negotiates Purchase of Care Medical Equipments Rehab Division
3. United Seating & Mobility Completes Acquisition of JeffQuip Rehab
4. United Seating & Mobility Completes Acquisition of Glass Seating & Mobility
5. AllMobilityScooters.com Launches Blog
6. United Seating & Mobility Completes Acquisition of Active American Mobilitys Rehab Division
7. United Seating & Mobility Completes Acquisition of Active American Mobility
8. AllMobilityScooters.com Simplifies Medicare
9. Office Star to Launch Safety Campaign at The Mobility Roadshow
10. FUJIFILM Synapse® Mobility 3.0 Now Available In The U.S.
11. San Diego Based Neurosurgeon Offers Groundbreaking Treatment to Restore Function for People Suffering from Mobility Inhibiting Paralysis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug ... of Administration ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 HeartWare International, Inc . ... less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing ... it expects revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 ... revenues to approximately $208 million. "Our full-year ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 The Brandeis Medical Center, led ... a premier and affordable laser tattoo removal experience with ... Brandeis, focus is in providing high quality cosmetic services with cutting ... " Southern California has seen a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 2HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 4Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2
... VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 ZONARE Medical Systems, ... z.one Ultrasound System to Woodlands Church of Plover, WI, ... the past year, ZONARE has provided six systems to ... and medical missions. Woodlands Church performs annual ...
... AlphaDetail, a leader in global primary market research for ... in revenue in 2010, exceeding $18.5M in annual revenue ... "Our clients have delivered a loud and clear ... get at the heart of their strategic information needs," ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ZONARE Provides z.one Ultrasound System for Medical Missions to Guatemala 2ZONARE Provides z.one Ultrasound System for Medical Missions to Guatemala 3AlphaDetail Revenue Soars 30% in 2010 2
(Date:7/9/2014)... Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she figured an ... , "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is 56 years ... was a serious diagnosis. Then I met Dr. Bernard Bendok ... less invasive procedure. It was something I didn,t even know ... multi-center U.S. clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... support cells and immune cells and the role ... development of diseases could open new therapeutic avenues ... conclusion of a review article by scientists from VIB ... . , Prof. Peter Carmeliet: "Consider the review article ... cells has been examined in minute detail for decades ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that ... are also depressed have difficulty sticking to a ... true for women, and screening and brief treatment ... treatment. The study and its findings are published ... , Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center and the ... University will present new findings at the Alzheimer,s Association ... 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Data from the four abstracts ... cognitive normality to mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The ... , established in 1980 to examine healthy brain aging ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of ... CRS3123, an investigational oral antibiotic intended to treat ... infection. CRS3123 (previously known as REP3123) is a ... sparing normal intestinal bacteria. , The Phase I ... and women ages 18 to 45 in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New type of stent could help some brain aneurysm patients 2Health News:Wake-up call for more research into cell metabolism 2Health News:Miriam Hospital study examines effect of depressed mood on pulmonary rehab completion 2Health News:Investigators from Montefiore and Einstein to present data at 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2Health News:Investigators from Montefiore and Einstein to present data at 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference 3Health News:NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection 2
... Nfocus Neuromedical, Inc.,today announced that the company ... and Delivery System. The CardioVasc(TM),Stent-Graft is a minimally ... Lesions (SVGs) from a previous coronary bypass, Vessel,Perforations ... Nfocus to,begin marketing the CardioVasc(TM) Stent-Graft in the ...
... Division becomes newest reseller ... xTag wireless microphone, MAYNARD, Mass., Feb. 12 ... for enhancing collaboration, today announced,that the Dictaphone Healthcare ... xTag Wireless Microphone alongside its Dragon(R),NaturallySpeaking(R) Medical speech ...
... high-end ,infotainment, systems manufacturer to manage global ... manufacturing operations with Visiprise Manufacturing, ... leader in,integrated manufacturing execution (MES) solutions today ... Harman,International, has selected Visiprise Manufacturing as their ...
... TeamStaff, Inc.,(Nasdaq: TSTF ) a national ... today that it is changing the name ... Inc., to TeamStaff,Government Solutions (dba TeamStaff GS)., ... provides medical, office,administration and logistics professionals through ...
... Mich., Feb. 12 Affiliated Computer,Services, Inc. (ACS) ... Healthcare Solutions -- has earned four no. 1 ... Awards, issued by KLAS Enterprises, LLC., The ... Implementation Principal,Financial Implementation Supportive, Staff Augmentation, and Other,Implementation ...
... AMN Healthcare Services,Inc. (NYSE: AHS ), ... Hala Moddelmog, President and Chief Executive Officer,of Susan ... company,s Board of,Directors., "Hala brings valuable experience ... in the global breast cancer movement and,previously, as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nfocus Neuromedical Receives CE Mark for the CardioVasc(TM) Stent-Graft and Delivery System 2Health News:Revolabs xTag(TM) Wireless Microphone Now Offered as a Total Solution With Dragon(R) NaturallySpeaking(R) Medical Software from Nuance 2Health News:Revolabs xTag(TM) Wireless Microphone Now Offered as a Total Solution With Dragon(R) NaturallySpeaking(R) Medical Software from Nuance 3Health News:Harman/Becker Automotive Systems Completes Initial Deployments of Visiprise Integrated Manufacturing Execution 2Health News:Harman/Becker Automotive Systems Completes Initial Deployments of Visiprise Integrated Manufacturing Execution 3Health News:TeamStaff Renames Subsidiary to Reflect Expanding Government Services 2Health News:TeamStaff Renames Subsidiary to Reflect Expanding Government Services 3Health News:ACS is 'Best in KLAS' for Healthcare Consulting Services 2Health News:AMN Healthcare Appoints Hala Moddelmog to Its Board of Directors 2Health News:AMN Healthcare Appoints Hala Moddelmog to Its Board of Directors 3
... nebulizer achieves optimum lung penetration for maximum ... is 1.04-1.10 µ at 6-8 LPM. Latex-free ... ,As the world leader in airway ... assurance of proven technology by offering top ...
... OMNI~NEB delivers breakthrough continuous low-flow nebulizer ... precise nozzle technology allows for optimal ... or without Heliox). OMNI~NEB takes on ... both routine and critical care situations. ...
... a spill-proof design and effective output, even ... All medical nebulizers are free-standing for easy ... are available., ,All Portex® medication nebulizer ... nebulizers feature consistently fine misting and the ...
... Portex® medication nebulizers offer a spill-proof ... up to a 45° angle. All medical ... ,A wide variety of configurations are available., ... latex-free. , ,Portex® medication nebulizers feature ...
Medicine Products: