Innovations in Care
As neuromuscular diseases progress, MDA Care Center team members are prepared to recommend and prescribe various types of medical equipment that can increase independence and quality of life. When such equipment is needed, MDA helps in locating prescribed items through in-kind partnerships and referrals to community resources. MDA’s Specialists are here to help you navigate these needs and can be reached by phone at 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321) and by email at ResourceCenter@mdausa.org.
Equipment Assistance Resources
Equipment Applications & Discount Codes
Contact the MDA Resource Center for access to any of the following programs:
- Dynamo: Support and stability canes for varying levels of need. Contact the MDA Resource Center for a discount code.
- Home Lifts Depot Stair Lifts & Home Elevator: Home Lifts Depot’s mission is to provide in-home safety and independence for families dealing with mobility challenges and stairs. Applicants can request equipment via a unique MDA link to Home Lifts Depot. The stair lift and in-home elevator program is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is managed by Home Lifts Depot.
- Permobil Foundation Attendant Control: The Permobil Foundation is committed to providing mobility solutions for people with Muscular Dystrophy. The Permobil Foundation has a limited number of attendant control grants per quarter that are available to MDA members for new Permobil wheelchairs. Applicants can request equipment via a unique MDA link to the Permobil Foundation. The program is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is managed by Permobil Foundation.
- Sit-N-Stand: Portable lift chairs that enable one to stand up/sit down, safely and independently. Contact the MDA Resource Center for a discount code.
- Assistive Technology Centers: State Assistive Technology Centers work to increase independence for people with disabilities through assistive technology solutions. Services available typically vary by state, and may include equipment exchange programs, low-interest loan opportunities, information about funding resources, training, and technical assistance, and more.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Offices: Site provides a list of vocational rehabilitation providers (and includes a list of state protection and advocacy offices). Vocational rehabilitation programs focus on helping people living with disabilities becoming economically independent through meaningful and gainful employment. This is done through a wide range of services that vary from state to state. In many states, assistance with durable medical equipment is available.
- National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA): NMEDA provides adaptive transportation solutions. Using mobility equipment, NMEDA Dealer Members provide independence and the ability to get behind the wheel. With equipment installed by a dealer who participates in , a wheelchair accessible or modified van, truck or car can provide the assurance you need to feel confident and secure on the road once more. NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP™), a wheelchair accessible or modified van, truck or car can provide the assurance you need to feel confident and secure on the road once more.
- Home Modifications This state-by-state inventory is designed to put details about each state’s home modification policies, funding sources, and programs right at your fingertips.
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Contact MDA’s Resource Center by phone at 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321) and by email at ResourceCenter@mdausa.org.