ALSN Vol. 11, No. 10

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, November 1, 2006 - 10:06, By: Christina Medvescek
Linda Parr had a hard time convincing her husband and caregiver Larry to take a little break and let someone provide respite care for her. Larry worried Linda wouldn’t get the quality of care he could provide. If she hadn’t pushed for it, he probably wouldn’t have done it.
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 09:53, By: Kathy Wechsler
Several MDA/ALS centers include nurse practitioners (NPs) as part of a health care team. They’re registered nurses with advanced degrees and training who manage their patients’ ongoing care once they receive a diagnosis of ALS from the neurologist. NPs execute the care of patients in a variety of...