Improve Your Quality of Life With These Tools and Resources
People that utilize wheelchairs and those with other accessibility needs may not know about the tools and resources available for making day-to-day activities a little easier. If you or your loved one are looking for more ways to improve how you get things done, we’ve put together some useful resources that may help.
1. Medication Management
Medication management programs, like MedSync, take away the hassle of calling in multiple prescription refills, and reduces frequent trips to the pharmacy to once a month.
Medication synchronization or Med Sync is when the pharmacist coordinates the refill of your medications so you can pick them up on a single day each month. Many people miss doses of their regular medications and med sync can improve compliance and improve results.
- Eliminates the need to call in multiple prescription refills
- Allows you the convenience of fewer trips to the pharmacy
- Provides an opportunity to meet with your pharmacist on a monthly basis to discuss your medications
2. Accessible Transportation Services
So many people with special mobility needs miss their appointments due to the lack of accessible transportation. Friends and family may be unavailable and public transportation may be out of the question. Wheelchair accessible transportation services like non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) are vital, not only to keep up with medical appointments, but provides passengers the freedom to travel wherever they need to be (even out-of-state), whenever they need to be there- at a fraction of the price of an ambulance.
3. Wheelchair Customization
Custom accessories that you can attach to wheelchairs such as cup holders, shadow trays, and canopies help people using wheelchairs live life more efficiently and conveniently. Whether you are looking to make a statement, or desire to make your day-to-day tasks easier, adding accessories to your wheelchair can make all the difference.
4. Personal Trainers & Sports
Many individuals that utilize wheelchairs or have a disability love staying fit and enjoying physical activities. There are programs built to cater to people with disabilities.
The Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities is an amazing facility that allows those that use wheelchairs to exercise, play sports, and connect with new friends while improving health.
5. Meal Delivery Service
Getting the nutrition you need as a wheelchair user can be difficult. It may be difficult, or you might be unable to drive yourself, cook for yourself, or afford the foods for your special diet.
With already a lot to manage in general, meal delivery programs can help tremendously.
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department delivers home delivered meals for elderly and disabled Phoenix residents, through a contracted meal provider, and is funded in part by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One. Candidates who may qualify for the Home Delivered Meal Program are 60 years of age or older and disabled individuals 18-59 years old.
Tucson residents also have access to meal delivery programs like ICS Mobile Meals, where volunteers deliver fresh nutritious meals each weekday to elderly, disabled or convalescing adults who are unable to cook for themselves.
Addressing Accessibility Challenges with HealthLift
HealthLift NEMT of Arizona offers accessible rides to people with disabilities, even those using motorized or bariatric, so that they can get to wherever they need, on time. We are proud to play a role in providing those that use wheelchairs tools and resources to improve their everyday experiences. Stretcher Transportation also available.
Register for a HealthLift Account
Passengers can easily book via phone by calling (602) 298-1818 in the metro Phoenix areas, or (520) 298-1818 in Tucson. Sign up for a Free HealthLift Account for exclusive access to online booking and real time tracking.
Sign up with HealthLift today to get started with booking rides.