Throughout the progression of your PD there may come a time when you will need to utilize an assistive medical device, such as a walker or scooter. These mobility assistance devices can be helpful in preventing falls.
If you are over 65 some of these devices may be covered by Medicare. Check the Medicare website to find a supplier near you. If you are younger than 65, check your health insurance for medical equipment and supplies coverage. There are programs to help those without coverage or gaps in coverage.
The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson’s Foundation (MWPF) purchases equipment and supplies necessary for Parkinson’s patients to sustain a safe and healthy environment and preserve their self-esteem and dignity.
The NC Assistive Technology Exchange Post is designed to facilitate equipment exchange between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors. The goal of the exchange is to utilize assistive technology equipment that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it.
The SC Assistive Technology Program is a part of a national network of technology-related assistance programs. SCATP aims to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians through access to assistive technology devices and services. SCATP provides an equipment loan and demonstration program, an on-line equipment exchange program, training, technical assistance, publications, and more.