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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM

WHATProvides technological assistance to elderly or those with disabilities in order to help them live more comfortably and complete tasks of daily living.
WHYTo allow elderly or those with disabilities to care for themselves or be cared for in their homes for as long as possible.
WHEREAssistive Technology for Independent Living Program. Department of Health and Human Services.
Aging and Disability Services Division.
Disability Services Unit.
State of Nevada.
Nevada, USA.


Program Description


"...the use of assistive devices has increased dramatically over the past decade. More people use assistive technology to compensate for mobility impairments than any other general type of impairment. Other assistive devices in wide use are hearing aids and back braces. Regardless of the type of assistive device, usage increases with age."

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report: Trends and Differential Use of Assistive TechnologyDevices: United States.

The Assistive Technology for Independent Living Program provides technology for:

  • Home modifications for safety - ramps,  hand rails, grab bars, sensor lights.
  • Durable medical equipment.
  • Vehicle modifications - adjustable seats, steering wheels and mirrors.
  • Visual aids and Hearing aids – magnification devices, adaptive voice activated remotes and switches.
  • Mobility devices -  wheelchair or wheelchair lift.
  • Personal communication technology – cell phones, large button keyboards and displays.
source: adsd.nv.gov
Aging Programs
Senior Housing
Home Modification, Home Repair Assistance, Design for Aging in Place

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