Chronic Health Conditions as Disability—Assistive Equipment

Co-ordination required between health and disability services so that people with chronic health conditions have access to the proper equipment to allow them to remain in work and education.

Why the contribution is important

People with chronic health conditions fall out of education and work because they are unable to access assistive equipment—particularly wheelchairs.

by SamF on February 12, 2019 at 01:15PM

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  • Posted by RoseE February 12, 2019 at 23:49

    My daughter has ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome), and this impacts her daily life profoundly. We have been unsuccessful in accessing funding for a wheelchair. However, this would help manage her energy expenditure on outings and reduce the severity of PEM symptoms.

    There is some good information about ME/CFS on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site – they did a wide review of research and experiences in 2017 and updated their information and guidance. Refer https://www.cdc.gov/me-cfs/index.html

    The CDC recommends this…”Encouraging patients to consider using energy saving devices, which many patients have found to be helpful. For example, using a wheelchair to cover longer distances in grocery stores or enjoy family events or trips.” Ref: https://www.cdc.gov/[…]/additional-strategies.html
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