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Wheel:Life gets in the zone


CHICAGO – Wheel:Life will act as a facilitator at the new “Abilities Meet Up Zone” at the Chicago Abilities Expo June 24-26.

Wheel:Life publishes traveling guide


ATLANTA – Wheel:Life, an online community for wheelchair users worldwide, has published “Discovering: An Accessible US Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users” as an e-book on

People for Quality Care launches ‘Dear Medicare’ website


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (P4QC) has launched “Dear Medicare,” a website that features the stories of seniors and people with disabilities who are being negatively impacted by healthcare policies.

Consumer-facing campaign kicks off


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has officially launched its “SaveMyMedicalSupplies” campaign with a website and Facebook and

AAHomecare courts consumers

‘They’re our best advocates’

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare hopes its all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting competitive bidding and other “bad” Medicare policies will soon include consumers.

AAH to consumers: Help us stand up for home care


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to kick off a digital marketing campaign in April to drive consumer awareness of Medicare policies that are restricting access to home medical equipment, services and supplies.

Let's all stare at Shannon

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Before I went to CELA this spring, I hadn’t met anyone who used a wheelchair. I mean, sometimes when family members took my grandmother to a mall or Disney World, they’d grab a wheelchair to help her get around because of her sore knees, but that’s about it. 


Consumers rock CELA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I followed CELA's New York team around Capitol Hill last week as they visited more than 25 congressional offices. I think I hit about 8-10 of those as I followed different people around during the day.


Consumers give their stamp of approval


WASHINGTON - Efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology began to gel this summer with a big endorsement from the ITEM Coalition.

Rehab industry on cusp of 'paradigm shift'

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

With 54 consumers scheduled to accompany complex rehab providers on Capitol Hill Thursday as part of the Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference (CELA), the industry has finally turned a corner, stakeholders say.