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Assistive Equipment


Assistive equipment or technology promotes greater independence for persons with disabilities by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to perform, or had great difficulty performing.

Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies.



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Avenue Medical

(302) 674-0907
 www.avemed.com

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Avenue Medical provides medical equipment for the disabled and elderly, such as person aids, grab bars, walking sticks, rehabilitation equipment. Avenue Medical is a full service medical equipment supplier.

  • Avenue Medical will accept assignment on a select list of power wheelchairs.
  • Claims can only be processed for customers that have a non-HMO Medicare as their primary coverage.
  • For lift chairs, Medicare will only cover the seat lift mechanism, but not the actual chair itself.

Delaware Assistive Technology (DATI)

(302) 651-6790
 www.dati.org

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DATI Provides Assistive devices that can bring greater independence to people who may experiencing difficulties seeing, hearing , moving, talking , or remembering. There are free friendly resources. DATI'S ATRC are located in Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown. These centers are barrier-free, open to the public and contain extensive collection of AT devices.

  • Equipment demonstration center.
  • No cost, sort term equipment loans that let you try before you buy.
  • Equipment exchange programs (AT “want ads”).
  • AT workshops and other training sessions.
  • Advocacy for improved AT access polices and funding.
  • Technical assistance regarding device selection, device operation, and access to funding.
  • Financial loans for AT and telework equipment.

Delaware Division of Libraries

(302) 739-4748
  udlibsearch.lib.udel.edu

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Delaware Division of Libraries provides information and resources that can be made available at public libraries. The focus services five critical areas such as: Basic Needs, Children and Families, Employment, Health, and Miscellaneous.

  • There are books, CDs or other materials related to your organization' mission that could help consumers.
  • They can create a bibliography of material that is recommended materials including print and electronic books, magazines, and newspapers that will be linked in the Delaware Library Catalog.

Division of Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

(800) 223-9074
  dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/

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Delaware Health and Social Services Division provide a broad range of direct services from adult daycare to providing assistive devices for someone that has a disability.

  • Assistive devices are pieces of equipment that allow people with disabilities to function more independently.
  • Assistive devices include such items as kitchen utensils with large grips, seats for the shower or bath, wheelchairs and specialized computers.
  • The division has funding available for person with disabilities to buy or rent new or used assistive devices

Division of the Visually Impaired (DVI)

(302) 255-9800
  www.dhss.delaware.gov/dvi/

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DVI works in partnership with employers, educational institutions and other shareholder to empower Delawareans who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient.

  • The low vision services provide specialized aids and training to help maximize a person's remaining sight.
  • Provides optical aids which include magnifiers more powerful than those found in a drug store.
  • Provides hand held telescope and binoculars, special lighting and light filters and eyeglasses for reading.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

(302) 378-5779
  E-mail: johngano@state.de.us
  www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dvi/vocrehab.html

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DVR's mission is to provide opportunities and resources to eligible individuals with disabilities, leading to success in employment and independent living. DVR can provide services such as:

  • Adaptive equipment; wheel chair ramps; kitchen and bathroom renovations; hearing aids; and automobile adaptations.

Goodwill Refurbished Medical Equipment

(302) 761-4640
  www.goodwillde.org/DME.asp

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Goodwill of Delaware has partnered with the University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) to provide refurbished durable medical equipment. As a part of this program, Goodwill will sanitize and recondition donated durable medical equipment and assistive technology items for resale. To view available inventory click here, or visit the Goodwill Medical Equipment at 311 E. Lea Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802.

Lions Club

(302) 738-4724
  www.lionsclubs.org

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The Lions Clubs plan and participate in a wide variety of service projects that meet the international goals of Lions Clubs International as well as the needs of their local communities.

  • The local Lions Club in or near your community may sponsor a program that provides assistance for the purchase of eye glasses, hearing aids, and health-related services.
  • Money raised for a club's charity account goes towards projects that benefit the local community of an individual club.

Used Home Medical Equipment

(920) 445-0124
  UsedHME.com

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Used Home Medical Equipment is a website that provides free listing service for buying, selling, and donating new and used home medical equipment for individuals with disabilities.

  • Some of the equipment listed includes Mobility Scooters, Powerchair Lifts, Portable lifts, Living Aids, and much more.
  • The website is zip code-driven local for everyone.
  • There is no charge to list your equipment.
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