Welcome to Assistive Technology Solutions
Assistive Technology Solutions, formerly known as Easter Seals’ Durable Medical Equipment division, is a very well established provider of equipment and technology to help individuals maximize their independence. We offer adult and pediatric equipment, as well as, ever changing new technologies. We are not underwritten, nor funded, through the Easter Seals organization fundraising. Donations to Easter Seals are strictly utilized to help families with medical therapy.
Equipment and services provided by Assistive Technology are initiated by a referral from your physician. We work directly with your physician and insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, to make sure you receive the custom equipment that best suits your personal need. This equipment is usually identified by one of our staff, a certified Assistive Technology Professionals, through an initial evaluation at your home. Once the evaluation is complete, we obtain all necessary approvals and authorizations to begin the custom order process. Upon receipt, your equipment is readied for delivery and a final fitting is scheduled.
Gardens of many shapes and sizes add beauty to any yard, porch or patio. Getting your garden in shape can also be therapeutic, both physically and emotionally. A little design creativity can make gardening easier and more enjoyable for individuals of all abilities.
1. Elevated Beds
Elevated beds are planting structures raised off the ground, typically at waist level or taller. They can be customized, allowing gardeners to stand at a comfortable level or easily tend plants from a seated position or while using a wheelchair.
2. Raised Beds
With raised beds, soil is contained within a frame, just above ground. This can minimize the need for bending, strenuous digging and weeding, tasks which can be difficult for individuals with disabling conditions. Raised beds also add character to even the flattest yard.
3. Terracing and Retaining Walls
If gardening on a slope is problematic due to balance or mobility issues, a terraced garden can tame hilly landscapes. The steps can be spaced appropriately to provide the required width and height, making gardening easier and safer.