Independence Amplified Maryland: Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use Program
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Many residents of Maryland require the use of durable medical equipment (DME), such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other adaptive devices, in order to maintain their safety and mobility. Often the cost of this equipment is a serious burden, not only to uninsured residents but also to insured residents whose insurance will not approve the equipment needed or whose approval is delayed. To address this need, the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) has developed an innovative statewide Durable Medical Equipment Program that will provide durable medical equipment to Maryland residents in need.
The Centers for Independent Living in Maryland are collaborating on a weekly live stream. The stream, which can be watched live via Zoom or viewed later on YouTube, will feature speakers on the current issues that most interest the disability community, families, and service providers.
We will hear from disability leaders, public officials, and most importantly—you, our community, and listeners. The show will educate the public about the capacities of people with disabilities through the message of I AM: I AM independent. I AM safe. I AM prepared. I AM in charge. Topics may include food resources, transportation concerns, and how the rules of re-opening the economy affect the community.
Independence Amplified Maryland is your opportunity to know what’s going on in the world of disability and take control of your future.
Please register below for the call information and the opportunity to let us know if you have accessibility accommodations!