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How would you rate the Resources in your state in regards to assistance with funding?

garrisonreddgarrisonredd Moderator Posts: 154 Moderator
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Being that we are all from different States I am curious to know how's the assistance in other states I am from New York and I may consider relocating in the future I would like to know what programs exist in other areas throughout the country and how they have assisted you with your recovery?


  • Monica.TMonica.T Member Posts: 105 ✭✭
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    Tennessee = I would have to give them a very poor rating. They expect insurance to cover the cost of everything and insurance is very limited in what they will cover. In our area we have the Arc but they have very limited funding and provide aide for six counties. When the lift on our van broke we applied for funding to get it fixed but the limit allowable is $2,000, now that is a lot but the lift needed to be replaced and the side doors to accommodate a new lift, which well exceeded the $2,000 limit. (Our van is a 2001 with one of the lifts that comes out from underneath). I ended up getting the van doors fixed and buying a set of 8ft folding ramps (the kind most people use to load lawnmowers onto the back of a pickup) that's what we now use.

    Since my son turned 18 in Sept we are finding out resources for adults is basically nonexistent.

  • CarolieCarolie Member Posts: 3
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    Arkansas is also terrible. We are the only state in the country with a state agency on SCI. You can't get any help unless you fall into a category of such strict requirements it's ridiculous.
  • letellieriqletellieriq Member Posts: 1
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    Texas boys is also terrible.
  • waianaesarawaianaesara Member Posts: 4
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    Almost zero most of the time in New Mexico.
  • ZcollieZcollie Moderator Posts: 239 Moderator
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    I am very satisfied and grateful for the resources I have in California. 
    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. -SONIA RICOTTI
  • ambercollieambercollie Moderator Posts: 137 Moderator
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    @garrisonredd this was a good question
  • cksalescksales Member Posts: 1
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    North Carolina - I have been amazed. Independent Living Services helped a lot. They qualified me for 40 hours/wk of caregiver and installed a ceiling lift over bed and in bathroom. My doctors have been amazing. They are a team who really go to bat for me.  and the team at NuMotion etc. spent a long time making sure I had the right equipment, wheelchairs etc. I feel lucky. The little regional hospital has taken great care of me. Unfortunately the system was bought out by a large for profit, and changes in the hospital system as a whole is changing and time will tell but hospital care has already changed, and this company is closing the seating clinic. Next time I will have to go several hours away to get pressure mapping etc.
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