Posted on October 15, 2018
CMEDS is excited to announce we are optimizing the CMEDS equipment pool, and have some older pieces of equipment available for therapists to come and pick up to give out in the community. This equipment is no longer part of CMEDS Recycling Pool, so it can be given out to families in the community in need of equipment. The equipment is not to be maintained by the CMEDS Program.
On October 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm come by the HME Richmond location to see and pick up equipment. Items are given away on a first come first serve basis. Equipment includes strollers, lifts, manual chairs, seating, commodes, activity chairs and other products. Our team is there to assist, and will have coffee and donuts, so please come on by!
Need a commode? Currently we have a lots of commodes! This includes:
Quick reminder on the difference between Adjustments and Modifications:
|Tightening/repositioning a headrest||Changing the width of a chair (if requires new parts)|
|Adjusting the angle of a backrest or back canes if the product allows||Requesting waterfall armrests when the wheelchair has full length armrests|
|Lengthening legrests||Changing from plastic footplates to aluminum angle adjustable footplates|
|Raising the STF if parts are not required (usually up to 1″ of change can be accomplished without parts)||Changing STF if parts are needed (i.e. changing caster and wheel sizes.|
|Changing the dump in the wheelchair||Changing casters/wheels from solid polyurethane to air inserts|
|Changing center of gravity (if applicable to chair)||Changing the back canes on a chair (taller or shorter)|
View PDF: CMEDS Newsletter October