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BraunAbility report card reveals low satisfaction with ADA

August 14, 2020HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - People with mobility disabilities say the Americans with Disabilities Act isn't very effective most of the time, according to the new BraunAbility Drive for Inclusion Report Card.? To create the report card, BraunAbility surveyed both the general population and The Driving Force, the company's online community of people with mobility impairments and their caregivers. While 68% of the general public believe people with mobility challenges are fairly accommodated and included in most...

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How do we protect 'pathway' to referring clinicians?

May 5, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

One-third of clinicians recently surveyed by the Clinician Task Force have seen their seating clinics closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Cathy Carver.The closures are a result of a number of issues, including patients not wanting to come into the clinics and of clinicians being moved to other parts of hospitals to respond to the crisis.“Access to clinicians in the traditional seating clinic setting is challenging in some areas,” said Carver, executive director of the CTF, during...

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NSM eases ordering process with new tool

November 21, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has launched a new Funding Portal to automate the order approval process for equipment. The custom software also triages orders, prioritizing critical needs, and is integrated with mynsmorder.com, an online order-tracking dashboard launched earlier this year that updates clients at each step of the process. “This custom-developed software, teamed with our total care approach aligning each client with one funding specialist throughout the order...

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HandyQuip connects customers with rentals

October 28, 2019Tracy Orzel

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - When Stephane Poussou's brother-in-law, who is paralyzed from the waist down, went to Las Vegas eight years ago to celebrate his recent graduation, he and his family spent five days—to no avail—trying to find the equipment he needed.“It's not that the equipment isn't available, but the technology to connect people to the rental wasn't there,” said Poussou. Which is why he started HandyQuip, a new online marketplace that does just that.Launched in August,...

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FODAC forms charity with Dynarex

October 2, 2018HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a nonprofit organization providing DME and services to those living with disabilities, has joined forces with Dynarex, a provider of disposable and durable medical supplies, to form a new charitable program. Orangeburg, N.Y.-based Dynarex will formally establish the program at Medtrade, Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta, in conjunction with the launch of its Durable Medical Products line. “Our company has always felt we have more to give to...

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FODAC collects equipment for relief efforts

October 2, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) will be collecting donated equipment at Medtrade, Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta, for those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. “Items most in need are wheelchairs (bariatric and standard), CPAPs, nebulizers, hospital beds, bath safety equipment and transfer tub benches,” Chris Brand, CEO of FODAC, told Medtrade. FODAC has received requests from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management...

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Toyota seeks to overcome 'market failure'

August 29, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The Toyota Mobility Foundation has made a splash in the mobility market recently—with research that shows that current technology is outdated (and sometimes painful), and with a Mobility Unlimited Challenge that will help spur innovation.Here's what Julie Ann Burandt, global strategy and communications manager for TMF, had to say about how the foundation plans to reach its lofty goal of a “future where mobility is open to all.”HME News: What's Toyota's interest...

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FODAC plans third trip to Puerto Rico

August 29, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TUCKER, Ga. - It may be closing in on the one-year mark since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, but relief efforts there are still front and center for FODAC, an organization based here that provides refurbished and donated HME, especially mobility products, to disabled adults and children.In July, FODAC was putting together another container of HME to send to the island, likely this fall.“They needed help before the hurricane, with 1-3 year wait times for kids getting equipment,” said...

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I'll take, WTH? for $200, Alex

February 22, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Having worked at HME News now for longer than I care to admit (but, it's been 12 years), I often find myself viewing the world through the lens of home medical equipment. For example, a headline on oxygen will lead me to a story on winemaking. Or the answer to a Jeopardy question about lox has me shouting at the TV, “What is liquid oxygen, Alex?” rather than, “What is bagel topping, Alex?” Even when I'm not misreading something, I still wonder things that the average person...

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SpinLife recognized for customer commitment

December 28, 2017HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - SpinLife, an online retailer of mobility scooters, has received a five-star rating from TopConsumerReviews.com. The provider offers a price match guarantee, free shipping and educational resources, as well as scholarships and gift cards for students using wheelchairs. “SpinLife impressed us with their commitment to customers," according to Brian Dolezal of TopConsumerReviews.com. SpinLife, which was founded in 1999, offers scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and lifts.

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