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Alex Bennewith


What’s the industry’s stake in Build Back Better?

December 17, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association’s Alexandra Bennewith, who has been working in Washington, D.C., for close to 25 years, says she’s never seen anything as comprehensive for home and community-based services for the disability community as the Build Back Better legislation.  “It would be truly life changing for so many people,” said Bennewith, vice president, government relations, for the association.  Here’s what Bennewith had to say about...

Alexandra Bennewith, Build Back Better, Disability, NRRTS

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HomeCare Connect builds home mods staff

September 3, 2019HME News Staff

WINTER PARK, Fla. - HomeCare Connect, a company that manages the quality and cost of home health, DME, home modifications, O&P and medical supplies for workers' compensation patients and payers, has hired Michelle “Nickcola” Wallace as complex care transition manager. She will ensure that seriously injured workers receive appropriate home modifications and DME in a timely and cost effective manner. “Early intervention is key,” said Wallace, a certified aging-in-place specialist...

Disability, DME, Home modifications, HomeCare Connect, workers' compensation

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Lisa Wells launches Naturally Able

May 29, 2018HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - There's a new website for people with disabilities that aims to provide free resources and news to them lead healthier lives. Naturally Able, published and founded by Lisa Wells, also offers a free magazine vie email subscription signup and an online discussion group. “By offering these resources, Naturally Able is serving an existing need for more natural, healthy lifestyle options in the disability community,” said Wells, who is also the vice president of marketing at Cure...

Disability, Lisa Wells, Naturally Able, resources, social community

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Disability group launches capital campaign

February 2, 2016HME News Staff

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), which will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Medtrade Spring, has launched a campaign to raise $1.5 million by the end of 2016. FODAC will apply the funds toward facility upgrades and paying off the mortgage on its corporate headquarters. “This campaign will help FODAC better leverage HME donations across the state for the benefit of the community,” said CEO Chris Brand. The nonprofit, which celebrates its 30th anniversary...

Campaign, Disability, Fundraising, Nonprofit

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180 Medical ups scholarship program

September 24, 2014HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - 180 Medical will give nine young adults $1,000 to help overcome their medical hardships and pursue their goals of higher education. “Our scholarship committee could not pick just five, so we are awarding nine individuals this year,” stated Kieranne Nelms, marketing manager, in a press release. The 180 Medical College Scholarship is for students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis and/or a neurogenic bladder who plan to attend a two-year, four-year...

180 Medical, Disability, scholarship, supplies

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Disability path to love

May 24, 2012Joel Solkoff

“You must be crazy or in love,” a friend observed after I described how I travel to the home of the woman I love (257 miles away). From my apartment at State College, Pa., I drive my Pride Mobility rear wheel drive scooter onto a paratransit van where the lift takes me inside. With difficulty, the driver straps my scooter so we are stable.At the Megabus stop at Wal-Mart's parking lot, I am the last to board in the cold. The bus driver takes out a folded-up ramp from the closet next to...

Disability, Home Medical Equipment

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What we're up against

April 19, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

When Paul Tobin gave the keynote speech at CELA yesterday, he wanted the audience to know what they'd be up against on the Hill today—deep-seated attitudes about disability that most people don't even know they have. The same attitude that makes people shout at blind people or treat anyone in a wheelchair as mentally disabled began with Plato, he said. The renowned philosopher said people with disabilities should be “put away in an unknown place.” That exclusion continued...

CELA, Complex Rehab, Disability, Paul Tobin

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