Mobility Aids / Special Equipment

Mobility Aids / Special Equipment

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Websites

AbleData | https://abledata.acl.gov/

The premier database for unbiased, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease life’s tasks.

 

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Home Modification | https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/home-travel/home-modification

 

Eldercare Locator: Assistive Technology | https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Resources/Factsheets/Assistive_Technology.aspx

 

MedlinePlus: Mobility Aids | https://medlineplus.gov/mobilityaids.html

 

Mayo Clinic: Tips for Choosing and Using Canes | https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/multimedia/canes/sls-20077060?s=6

 

National Institute on Aging: Home Safety and Alcheimer’s Disease | https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/home-safety-and-alzheimers-disease

 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) | https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/assistive-devices-people-hearing-voice-speech-or-language-disorders 

- Assistive Devices for People with Hearing, Voice, Speech, or Language Disorders

 

Videos

Clinic Excellence Commission (Australia): Falls Prevention - Safe use of Mobility Aids - Walking stick | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RB7OZ5KVyk 

 

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability: How to Choose a Wheelchair | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc1aDJgdzzk&list=PLwMObYmlSHaM3ILerLzVBh5T11XygRVnS&index=2&t=0s

 

Other

A Family and Caregivers Guide to Home Safety for the Disabled | https://www.safehome.org/resources/family-caregivers-guide-safety-disabled/

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association: Everyday Life with ALS A Practical Guide | https://www.mda.org/sites/default/files/publications/Everyday_Life_with_ALS_P-532.pdf

* From 2005. Might be a little outdated

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society: Considering Assistive Devices | https://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Documents/Living-Well-with-MS-Considering-Assistive-Devices_Final-Single-Pages_1.pdf