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C.A.R.E. CHEST OF SIERRA NEVADA

C.A.R.E. CHEST OF SIERRA NEVADA #65630892


location_on A
  • 7910 North Virginia Street
    Reno, Washoe
local_phone
  • Main Program Line
    775-829-2273

CARE Chest is a non-profit agency that tries to find free medical equipment and diabetic supplies for those who qualify. Contact for more information.
  • Durable medical equipment program
  • Diabetic program
  • Emergency prescription program
  • Liquid nutrition program
  • Respiratory program
  • Consumables program
  • CARE loan program
  • Durable Medical Equipment Program
A critical resource for local seniors, people with disabilities, and injured children and adults providing assistive technology and mobility equipment on loan, free of charge.

Items loaned include:
  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • transfer benches
  • power-operated vehicles
  • hospital beds
  • shower chairs
  • and other medical equipment needed to be independent, mobile, and safe in their own homes and communities
Basic activities such as going outside, engaging in community events, bathing, and living independently are all facilitated by the use of this medical equipment.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - APRIA

APRIA HEALTHCARE #4662994


location_on B
  • 12981 Loma Rica Drive
    Grass Valley, Nevada

Apria provides home medical equipment and supplies, including wheelchairs. Specializes in home oxygen equipment, respiratory equipment such as CPAP equipment and supplies as well as nebulizers. Apria Healthcare also provides home enteral feeding and wound pump supplies.

Web pages
SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

SIERRA SERVICES FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED #47982382


location_on C
  • 546 Searls Avenue
    Nevada City, Nevada

Provides services to people who are blind or visually impaired including peer and professional counseling, escorted transportation to medical and agency functions, educational classes, and skills training.

Offers clients social opportunities to meet other people who have visual impairments, help in obtaining needed resources and equipment, assistance with blindness related legal or insurance issues, instruction on how to download digital books from the National Library Service.

It is our purpose and mission to provide:
  • A comprehensive health program of peer and other counseling support
  • Provide educational support, social development and other community based programs to foster physical and mental health
  • Develop a personalized program designed to develop independence and forestall institutionalization for the blind and visually impaired of all ages.
We are able to do this by providing transportation, providing a library of visual aids and through peer groups and counseling. Sierra Service… [read more]
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES - FREED

FREED CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING #4662932


location_on D
  • 435 Sutton Way
    Grass Valley, Nevada

FREED provides information and resources to help seniors and people with disabilities get the tools and devices they need to support their daily living.
  • Assistive Technology - Provides lightly used devices from community donations. Inventory is always changing but may include bathing aids, toileting aids, and mobility devices such as walkers. There is a minimum 2-week turnaround time. To request equipment, call FREED to let them know what you need and they can start the application process. No same-day or walk-in service due to the multi-week wait time.
  • Device Lending and Demonstration Center (DLDC) - Allows individuals, family members, businesses, organizations, and schools to borrow mobility, vision, and hearing aides as well as adaptive technology devises for limited periods at no cost.
  • Voice Options
  • Digital Divide - Chromebooks
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HEARING SERVICES - GOLD COUNTRY HEARING

GOLD COUNTRY HEARING #4661307


location_on E
  • 457 Sutton Way
    Grass Valley, Nevada

Provides hearing aids and hearing aid repairs. Also offers hearing evaluations, hearing aids, pediatric and geriatric diagnostic audiology, digital hearing, wax removal, and hearing aid cleanings.

CANCER PATIENT SERVICES - CANCER AID THRIFT SHOP

CANCER AID THRIFT SHOP #4661918


location_on F
  • 317 South Auburn Street
    Grass Valley, Nevada
language
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    530-273-2006

Cancer Aid Thrift Shop provides travel reimbursement to out-of-county treatment centers for cancer patients. Also provides reimbursement for cancer related prescriptions, wigs and supplies, co-payment reimbursement for chemo & radiation, X-rays and scans. Cancer Aid will reimburse up to $8,000 total per patient. Lends durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes etc. Will accept donations of such medical equipment. Monetary donations are always welcome. Cancer patients must be Nevada County residents and be registered with Cancer Aid. Client requests and submits registration paperwork.  Paperwork be signed by their physician, and returned to the case manager at Cancer Aid.
ASSISTIVE PHONE PROGRAM - CLEAR CAPTIONS

CLEARCAPTIONS #44426930


location_on G
  • 3010 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 200
    Roseville, Placer

ClearCaptions is a call captioning service that provides near real-time display of a caller’s words during phone conversations so people with hearing disabilities can both see and hear what callers are saying.
 
Similar to captioned television, ClearCaptions allows people to see the words callers say on a screen using a home phone or mobile device app.

This captioning service is provided by ClearCaptions and paid for through a program managed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). There is no cost to qualified individuals. Sign up here: https://clearcaptions.com/sign-me-up/. Requires high speed internet.

ClearCaptions is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified call captioning provider. Our service is made possible by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which established the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) fund. The TRS fund covers the cost of the service, making it available at no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss requires… [read more]
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION - AT&T

AT&T #4663603


location_on H
  • 2700 Watt Ave
    Sacramento, Sacramento

AT&T provides information about assistive technology.

Web pages
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER #65630909


location_on I

  • Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    916-921-5639

CTEC provides services in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), which is the use of personalized methods or devices to increase a person's ability to communicate. Most individuals who use AAC rely on a variety of methods, from "light tech" to "high tech". CTEC will showcase a wide range of AAC systems.

CTEC is:
A place to see, touch and try out AAC technology, from light tech to high tech
A place to connect with others
A place to get assistance with the assessment, trial, and funding process,
A place to learn how to use new technology,
A place for consumers, family members, and professionals to get the support they need to make
appropriate technology decisions.
CALIFORNIA TELEPHONE ACCESS PROGRAM (CTAP) - CPUC

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION #70267017


location_on J
  • 1300 Ethan way STE 105
    Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • English / ASL
    800-806-1191

California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) offers specialized telephone equipment and network services at no cost to qualified California residents who have difficulty using a standard telephone.

Equipment is available for people who have difficulty:
  • hearing
  • seeing
  • moving
  • speaking
  • learning or remembering
California Relay Service can connect TTY users to non-TTY users.

There are free trainings on how to make a smartphone work better for people with disabilities.

To be eligible, you must be certified as having a permanent or temporary disability and you also must:
  • Live in California
  • Have access to telephone service
    • You must have access to either cell phone or land line service to participate in the program. 

Find Equipment 
CTAP products are geared to meet many needs, and they include:
  • Telephones
  • Amplifiers
  • Ring-signal and speech devices
  • Headsets
  • Switches
  • and accessories
You can find equipment listed by disability type with pictures, descriptions, and operation manuals where avai… [read more]