Navigation Links
Mobility Matters: Power Wheelchairs Change the Lives of Medicare Beneficiaries
Date:11/1/2010

OGDEN, Utah, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years ago, Keli Babcock faced a crisis. A medical condition was affecting her legs and her lungs, requiring that she use a ventilator. She couldn't walk or even maneuver a manual wheelchair.  Mobility had become a difficult challenge.  

But Keli wasn't about to give in; she aspired to accomplish much in life. The Medicare program provided the teenager with a power wheelchair, one that is powered by batteries and includes equipment that allows a ventilator to ride along with her.  

Keli is supported by her loving family, but with the power wheelchair she was able to care for herself and not be dependent on others.  She can get to the bathroom, prepare meals and perform other daily necessities of life in her home.  

What transpired exemplifies the impact that a power wheelchair can have on someone with limited mobility: Medicare helped vastly improve Keli's quality of life. With the mobility issues mitigated, Keli went on to achieve many of her goals, as well as give back to her community.  Keli finished high school, and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Weber State University.

"I wouldn't have been able to accomplish much without the power wheelchair," Keli says.  "It has made a tremendous difference in my life. I can move around my home, I work, and I've been able to travel.  None of those things would have happened if it weren't for the power wheelchair that Medicare provided."

Keli, now 27, works at the Tri-County Independent Living Center in Ogden, where she helps patients with mobility limitations overcome their challenges.   "I tell people my story, and what I have had to overcome, and hope it will inspire them," says Keli, who a year ago was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Utah for 2010.  Her winning platform was:  "You are unique. Live it. Love it. Rock it!"

And Keli reiterates the importance of
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Ion Mobility Diagnostic Test from Quest Diagnostics is First to Provide Direct Physical Measurement of Lipoprotein Particles, Cardiovascular Disease Indicators, Study Finds
2. Alliance Seating & Mobility Launches Its ATP Development Program
3. The SCOOTER Store Launches New Advertising Highlighting the Value and Cost Savings From Medicares Power Mobility Benefit
4. OMNIlife science, Inc., Announces U.S. Distribution Agreement with SERF-Dedienne Sante of France for its ION free Large Diameter Head Dual Mobility Acetabular Cup System
5. Power Mobility: Independence and Joy for Medicare Patients
6. United Seating & Mobility Launches New Company Website and E-Commerce Store at www.UnitedSeating.com
7. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Mobility Scooter to Worlds Tallest Teenager
8. Motorola Advances Healthcare Mobility With New Enterprise Digital Assistant
9. Alliance Seating & Mobility Supports Community Efforts to Help Paralyzed North Carolina Resident
10. Powerful New Efficacy Data in Moderate and Severe Hypertensive Patients Supports FDA Approval of AVALIDE(R) (Irbesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide) as the First Combination Therapy for Initial Use in Patients Likely to Need Multiple Drugs to Achieve Their Blood
11. Elite Team of Cyclists with Type 1 Diabetes Powers Forward in 2008 Sponsored by Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015  SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company engaged ... the treatment of pain, today announced that ITOCHU CHEMICAL ... a member of ITOCHU Corporation ( Tokyo ... sogo shosha (general trading companies) in Japan ...  ICF has worked closely with SCILEX as an advisor ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. has received FDA approval to conduct ... effective use of its 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial ... The FDA approval will allow SynCardia to launch the ... Patients enrolled in this study will receive the 50cc ... donor heart transplant. (Caution-In the United States, the ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015 /CNW/ - T-Bird Pharma Inc. (TSXV:TPI) ("T-Bird" or ... quality medical marijuana products and a licensed producer ("LP") ... Regulations ( Canada ) ("MMPR"), is pleased ... Corporation of the District of Saanich ... premises which now allows for commercial distribution of medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SCILEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Strategic Investment By ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER Corporation 2FDA Approves Investigational Study for New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart 2FDA Approves Investigational Study for New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart 3FDA Approves Investigational Study for New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart 4T-Bird Pharma Inc. Announces Final Municipal Rezoning Approval 2T-Bird Pharma Inc. Announces Final Municipal Rezoning Approval 3
... Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BONU), and Barnabas Health in ... collaborative research and revenue sharing agreement.  The parties ... detergent cleaner, 90-second disinfectant and 20-minute sterilant. In ... rapid cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, scopes, ...
... Jan. 24, 2012 Life Spine, a medical device company ... treatment of spinal disorders, announced record revenues and double digit ... The record revenue reflects a series of ... been an outstanding year for Life Spine. Our rapid growth ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioNeutral and Barnabas Health to Collaborate for Surgical Instrument Sterilization 2BioNeutral and Barnabas Health to Collaborate for Surgical Instrument Sterilization 3
(Date:3/31/2015)... Former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland turned more ... year of a promising NFL career. In a March episode ... Writer Will Leitch explores the curious case of Borland ... the decision making process that Borland and other football players ... a large paycheck, and what impact, if any, he thinks ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015 BESLER Consulting ... entitled, “The Value of an Independent Cost Report ... play a critical role in the determination of ... the appropriate understanding and review, this report can ... strategic planning. , This white paper discusses:, ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Church, Virginia (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... relationship with Care Investment Trust LLC ("Care") a ... of Tiptree Financial Inc. Care announces today, their ... third party seller for $54.48 million. Concurrent with ... to affiliates of Greenfield Senior Living ("Greenfield"). Pursuant ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Nutrition 21, LLC (“Nutrition 21”) ... clinical study results supporting the efficacy of ... Silicate Supplementation Decreases Markers of Cardiovascular, Renal and ... Cardiovascular Health in Healthy Adult Males.” The study ... the acclaimed Experimental Biology 2015 annual meeting and ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 More than 120 of the ... express their shared support for the same basic theme ... 'True Health Coalition' and a lifestyle medicine initiative known ... demonstrate that, despite appearances to the contrary, there is ... the theme of healthful eating and living. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Will Leitch and the Curious Case of Chris Borland on SCI TV 2Health News:Will Leitch and the Curious Case of Chris Borland on SCI TV 3Health News:Greenfield Senior Living Inc. Enters Lease Transaction with Care Investment Trust LLC 2Health News:Greenfield Senior Living Inc. Enters Lease Transaction with Care Investment Trust LLC 3Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 2Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 3Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 4Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 5Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 6Health News:GLiMMER Initiative Founder David Katz, MD Announces the Launch of the True Health Coalition: Worldwide Experts Convened to Defend Fundamentals of Healthy Eating/Living 2Health News:GLiMMER Initiative Founder David Katz, MD Announces the Launch of the True Health Coalition: Worldwide Experts Convened to Defend Fundamentals of Healthy Eating/Living 3Health News:GLiMMER Initiative Founder David Katz, MD Announces the Launch of the True Health Coalition: Worldwide Experts Convened to Defend Fundamentals of Healthy Eating/Living 4
... is pondering, , TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A ... raise the age at which American women should start Pap ... age at which a woman should first have a Pap ... States, however, women are told to get regular Pap smears ...
... , LAS VEGAS, July 28 American Pacific ... will release its Fiscal 2009 third quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 4, ... to participate in a teleconference to review the financial results and outlook of ... August 4, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. PDT. To access the call please dial ...
... , , DENVER, ... around the world were honored for research projects that improved ... projects were funded through Morris Animal Foundation,s (MAF) Veterinary Student ... annual meeting in June. Members of MAF,s esteemed scientific advisory ...
... , , , ... company that is expected to become public following the planned spinoff of ... 10 registration statement for the spinoff has been declared effective by the ... The effectiveness of the Form 10 was one of the few ...
... , , DETROIT, July 28 ... net sales of $48.1 million in the first quarter of Fiscal ... corresponding period of Fiscal 2009. The reduction in sales was primarily ... period, as compared to the corresponding period of Fiscal 2009. Sales ...
... , , CUPERTINO, Calif., July 28 ... Matthew Hogan, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the BMO ... 5 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. The conference is being ... A webcast of the presentation will be accessible at: ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests 2Health News:Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests 3Health News:American Pacific to Release Financial Results and Hold Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Investor Teleconference 2Health News:Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition 2Health News:Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition 3Health News:Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition 4Health News:CareFusion Form 10 Registration Statement Declared Effective 2Health News:CareFusion Form 10 Registration Statement Declared Effective 3Health News:CareFusion Form 10 Registration Statement Declared Effective 4Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 2Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 3Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 4Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 5Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 6Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 7Health News:DURECT to Present at the BMO Capital Markets Healthcare Conference 2
... Millar Mikro-Tip pressure intravascular catheters ... accurate method of measuring pressures in ... reusable, thromboresistant Mikro-Tip catheters are ideal ... catheters range in size from 2 ...
... catheters provide a simple, efficient and ... in the heart or cardiovascular system. ... ideal for high fidelity pressure measurement. ... 2 to 7 French and in ...
... These dual pressure sensor ... sampling/slow-speed injection, slow-speed injection/guide wire, ... model SPC-784A for high-speed injection ... side openings and an open-end ...
... sensor catheters incorporate a lumen ... wire, or high-speed injection/guide wire. ... injection has two laterally opposed ... open-end pigtail extension for use ...
Medicine Products: