Many children have complex medical care needs that require extensive adaptive equipment. It is often difficult for families in rural areas to transport their child and necessary equipment to a specialized facility for equipment adjustments. Often, this inhibits families from seeking proper medical attention. Youth are especially at risk for these problems, as they are constantly growing, resulting in a need for frequent and easy access to assistive equipment and rehab specialists.
Mobility Squared is a proposal which involves a mobile van that travels directly to patient homes in rural communities. It would include both equipment vendors and rehab specialists who work directly with each child to modify existing equipment or find a new device to better support the child in development. Mobility Squared eliminates the difficulties associated with transporting the child to a hospital or other facility. It also allows specialists to see the patient in the natural home environment.
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