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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.

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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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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES - DOR

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION #4660976


location_on E
  • 721 Capitol Mall Dr.
    Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    530-823-4040

The California Department of Rehabilitation offers Vocational Rehabilitation services for Californians with disabilities and Student Services for students with disabilities.

You are eligible for DOR Vocational Rehabilitation services if you:
  • have a disability and want to work
  • are having trouble getting or keeping a job because of your disability
  • need services such as job placement, training, and/or other job preparation to help you get or keep a job, or advance in employment
To get DOR Student Services:
  • You must be a student (you need to be enrolled in school, but it's okay if you're on break or if school hasn't started yet).
  • You're between the ages of 16 and 21 (including 16 and 21).
  • At least one of these options is true:
    • You have a 504 Plan, or you’re eligible for one if you want one.
    • You have an IEP.
    • You have a disability.
    • Others think you have a disability.
DOR programs include:
  • Assistive Technology
  • Independent Living
  • Services for people who are blind
  • Servi…
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HEARING SERVICES - GOLD COUNTRY HEARING

GOLD COUNTRY HEARING #4661307


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

Cancer Aid Thrift Shop provides financial assistance to cancer patients who are residents of Nevada County. Help may include:

  • travel reimbursement to out-of-county treatment centers for cancer patients
  • reimbursement for cancer related prescriptions, wigs, and supplies
  • co-payment reimbursement for chemo & radiation, X-rays, and scans
  • the lending of durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes etc.

Cancer Aid may reimburse up to several thousand dollars total per patient.

Will accept donations of durable medical equipment, and 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 must be signed by their physician, and returned to the case manager at Cancer Aid.

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER RESOURCES - PIRS

PLACER INDEPENDENT RESOURCE SERVICES (PIRS) #90159474


location_on H
  • 11768 Atwood Rd. #129
    Auburn, Placer
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    530-885-6100

Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS) serves Placer, El Dorado, and Alpine counties. Any person in the service area with a disability is eligible for free services.

PLEASE NOTE
~ PIRS does not provide any kind of financial assistance.
~ PIRS does not provide direct housing placement. PIRS can provide general information about housing resources and can assist with applications; advises about search strategies and tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities. No referral or placement services provided.

Services include

  • Assistive Technology (AT) Resource Coordination
  • Peer Support
  • Personal Assistant Referral
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Transportation and Housing Resource Information and Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Information and Referral
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Minor Home Modification
  • Transition to Community-based Living
  • Diversion from Institutionalization
  • Transition to Adulthood for Post-secondary School Youth withDisabilities
  • Technical Assistance on Disability Access
  • Community Educ…
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ASSISTIVE PHONE PROGRAM - CLEAR CAPTIONS

CLEARCAPTIONS #44426930


location_on I
  • 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 J
  • 2700 Watt Ave
    Sacramento, Sacramento

AT&T provides information about assistive technology.

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