How to borrow AT devices from the MDA loan closet

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 13:15, By: Alyssa Quintero
Gaining access to assistive technology (AT) devices can be an arduous task, especially when funds are low and insurance coverage isn’t available. Equipment loan and recycling programs aid people who want to try out different devices, or who need to borrow equipment while they’re waiting for a...
Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
In February 2004, Leonard Picton of Ellicott City, Md., received a diagnosis of ALS. Immediately, Leonard, 65, and his wife, Lee, who has multiple sclerosis, went into ultra-financial-planning mode. For Lee, the question became, “Will we have enough money left to take care of me when Leonard’s gone...

Paying for assistive technology: Make alternative financing work for you

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
It's never too early to start obtaining assistive technology (AT) equipment and services. Realistic financial planning can make time your ally and reduce frustration when it comes to purchasing pricey equipment that can enhance your quality of life. When Robert Wolf of Ambler, Pa., received a...

Accessing and acquiring assistive technology: some options to make funding AT purchases easier

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 11:08, By: Alyssa Quintero
In the world of assistive technology (AT), communication devices, mobility aids, adapted vehicles and home modifications are all costly, and Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance don’t always cover their purchase. Here are some assistive technology funding resources that can help ease...
Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 09:41, By: Christina Medvescek
Looking for money? For those who qualify, a reverse mortgage can supply a monthly income or cash for big expenditures without the burden of another bill to pay.

The long and winding road

Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 07:01, By: Christina Medvescek
When you decide it’s time to jump off the work train, there are a couple of government safety nets ready to catch you. Recent changes have made these nets a little stronger for people with ALS.