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Adaptive Technology/Products: Health and Care

NHU is neither endorsing or guaranteeing the products or companies listed here. Please analyze your unique circumstance and use your best judgement in selecting companies and products for personal use.

Listed here you may find Medical, Health, Home and Personal Care Assistive Technology.


Aphasia Hope Foundation is a public 501(c) 3 non-profit foundation that has a two-fold mission: (1) to promote research into the prevention and cure of aphasia and (2) to ensure all survivors of aphasia and their caregivers are aware of and have access to the best possible treatments available. The Foundation was started with the goal of gathering news, research, therapies, and experiences regarding Aphasia, and sharing this information with the families that desperately needed it.

School Specialty: Special Needs is a company based in Atlanta, Georgia whose focus is serving the needs of individuals with special needs. They accomplish this in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, their catalog of products, FAQ and Thera-Talk. They provide a variety of products that focus on movement, positioning, sensorimotor, exercise, aquatics and play. For more information see this website. You can order on-line, by e-mail, by fax or mail to Abilitations, One Sportime Way, Atlanta, GA, 30340, or call (800)388-3224.

Boston Foundation for Sight develops technologies to solve blindness and vision problems caused by corneal disease and ocular surface disease. They intend to expand the sight-restoring function of our lenses and make them available to all who can benefit from their use. Dr. Perry Rosenthal of Harvard Medical School, Boston has created the Boston Scleral Lens. This new large lens covers over the white of the eye and has restored 80 percent of candidates' with corneal disease vision. For more information on this exciting new technology see this website. Please send referrals, donations and inquiries to: The Boston Foundation for Sigh, 1244 Boylston Street, Suite 202, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467-2115 or call (617)735-9330.

New Sign Home Delivery Incontinent Supplies Since 1986 HDIS has specialized in providing quality care to those who experience loss of bladder control. People buy incontinent supplies, personal care supplies directly from HDIS. Call 1-800-269-4663 to find out more about their product and how to order.

Maddak Inc. Ableware designs and manufactures assistive devices for many home and personal care activities. Find products here for the bathroom, bedroom, dressing and grooming, personal hygiene, kitchen and household, food preparation, reaching aids and more.

New Sign Pro Care Medical is a national provider of quality products for any healthcare or home setting. With a focus on providing safety for the caregiver and comfort for the resident, their products allow for safe caregiving while maintaining a level of dignity. From complete Safe Patient Handling Programs to best in class showering solutions, they solve the problems of today within the acute care hospitals, long term care, and community-based settings. The four major categories of products for patient or resident care include: Lifting and Transfers, Bathing and Showering, Seating and Positioning, and Beds and Lying Surfaces. For more information contact ProCare Medical, 759 Flory Mill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, or Phone: 855-528-0421

Specially For YOU is a company that designs and manufactures adaptive clothing for the special needs of the physically challenged. Products include dresses, shirts, blouses, pants, slacks, nigh apparel, undergarments, hooded ponchos, children's clothing and more.

Sunrise Medical has a products database and markets medical products and assistive technology devices for people with disabilities. You can locate a dealer nearest you by visiting this website.

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