This picture is one of many pics of wheelchair users going to Capitol Hill advocating for their right to assess complex rehab technology. CMS in the past has mad multiple attempts to place CRT in the competitive bid category which will save CMS money in the durable medical equipment category but at the expense of the most vulnerable population. Advocacy prevented this from happening. Here’s a quote in 2017: “Today’s announcement marks a big win for home medical equipment providers who furnish CRT products,” said Tom Ryan, president & CEO of the American Association for Homecare. “CMS’s action ensures that individuals with significant disabilities will continue to have access to specialized technology that they depend on, which will also be welcome news for caregivers and medical professionals who support these individuals.” “This result would not have been possible without the combined efforts of the HME community and patient advocacy groups working together to both mobilize their constituencies and to directly reach out to Congress and CMS on this issue,” added Ryan. “I’m especially appreciative of the terrific support that the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology, United Spinal Association and the ITEM Coalition lent to this effort, as well as the strong engagement from AAHomecare member companies that manufacture and provide mobility products. When the HME industry and patient groups are strongly united on public policy initiatives, it sends a powerful message to regulatory agencies and Capitol Hill.”
La Fundación Solidaridad llevará a cabo la Jornada de Donación de Sillas de Ruedas en el Club Concepción, sito Mcal. Félix Estigarribia esq. Ntra. Sra. de la Concepción, (Ciudad de Concepción). La Jornada inicia mañana Jueves 22 de Agosto donde nuestros profesionales se encontrarán evaluando a los posibles beneficiarios de estas ayudas desde las 08:00 hrs. hasta las 13:00 hrs. y continuaría el Viernes 23 de Agosto desde las 08:00 hrs. hasta las 13:00 hrs. con la entrega de ayudas a los beneficiarios previamente evaluados, los mismos serán entrenados en el uso, cuidado y mantenimiento de la ayuda técnica recibida, sean estas, Silla de Ruedas, Andadores, Muletas, Bastones o Cojines de gel.
En esta jornada también se adjudicaran a beneficiarios de prótesis bajo rodilla, que será confeccionada por los Profesionales Técnicos del Taller de Órtesis y Prótesis ANDAR. 🤗
56 minutes ago
“Well Ulta, you absolutely stopped my girl in her tracks this evening. It was mesmerizing to watch her stop, turn and gaze at this poster. So thank you”
Mom Carolyn Kovacs Anderson posted this beautiful photo of her daughter with this caption outside an @ultabeauty store. #representationmatters
Photo: Carolyn Anderson
If you like antiques and vintage goods, I recommend checking out Waterlooplein Flea Market in Amsterdam! 😙
2 hours ago
I hate feet, but I love my little girl. Sometimes when she needs help giving herself a pedicure I'll have her rest her feet on my wheelchair. The way my hands are can make gripping nail clippers awkward. When I was born my wrists were curved. It took a lot of stretching and physical therapy to get them to function in a way that worked pushing a wheelchair. Even though it can be difficult to clip her nails, it's better than gnarly toenails!