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Adaptive Equipment Must-Haves

PRC_Chris
PRC_Chris Member, Moderator Posts: 13 Moderator
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There is a wealth of adaptive gear and assistive technology out there for individuals living with SCI and paralysis.  While it varies between individuals what they need most, there have been so many to benefit from a wide variety of assistive technologies.  Do you have a particular piece of equipment that you think is a must-have for others with similar injuries or conditions? If so, tell us about it! 

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  • Rosiev19
    Rosiev19 Member Posts: 2
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    I not sure how all this group stuff works. Id i do something wrong let me know i can delete it  ir do what you suggest. I have my appt tomaeeiw
  • Rosiev19
    Rosiev19 Member Posts: 2
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    Sorry was not done asking a question i only have a small phone and i can not see well or type. My question is about DME. I most likely get the power chair, but my concern is if i am to weak to stand at times or slid my way to the floor, can i get something like a hoyer lift?? I feel like i am being greedy to keep asking for stuff. My caregiver is the most amazing woman and we have been like sisters over 20+ years. I am a good size girl but i see the physical pain she has after she helped me up and in bed. If this keeps going i will need a caregiver for my caregiver! Lol. I have been to 4 care centers out of 5 back surgeries. Not my first rodeo! and i am not going back. She gives better attention to my needs. I would like to find what and to get a lift please. This is all new to me. My medical team when i asked about the type of surgery… all said it was a difficult and long surgery. Ok something is different. Finally my surgeon and i tall but no one told me i am incomplete paraplegic. Two months ago was when i was told. So very new to all this! Sorry this is long and very afraid if what now?
    thank you for your attention.
    Roseann Voigt
  • PRC_Chris
    PRC_Chris Member, Moderator Posts: 13 Moderator
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    Rosiev19 said:
    Sorry was not done asking a question i only have a small phone and i can not see well or type. My question is about DME. I most likely get the power chair, but my concern is if i am to weak to stand at times or slid my way to the floor, can i get something like a hoyer lift?? I feel like i am being greedy to keep asking for stuff. My caregiver is the most amazing woman and we have been like sisters over 20+ years. I am a good size girl but i see the physical pain she has after she helped me up and in bed. If this keeps going i will need a caregiver for my caregiver! Lol. I have been to 4 care centers out of 5 back surgeries. Not my first rodeo! and i am not going back. She gives better attention to my needs. I would like to find what and to get a lift please. This is all new to me. My medical team when i asked about the type of surgery… all said it was a difficult and long surgery. Ok something is different. Finally my surgeon and i tall but no one told me i am incomplete paraplegic. Two months ago was when i was told. So very new to all this! Sorry this is long and very afraid if what now?
    thank you for your attention.
    Roseann Voigt

    Hi Roseann,

    If you are interested in looking into getting a hoyer lift, we do have some information on organizations that donate equipment to individuals living with paralysis and SCI.  I have attached a link for you below to help get you started.  The organizations in the linked document donate a variety of equipment that may be helpful to you going forward.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our Information Specialist team for further assistance and information!

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Wheelchair-Equipment-Donations-4-19.pdf