Technology for Independent Living

Bed Pull Up This simple device lets patients rise from a lying to a sitting position without the use of hips or legs. A series of loops, spaced about 10” apart, will help you pull yourself up. The longest loop attached around the bed leg or frame of the bed. Made of washable ...

Haiku

Why today is good: Bright clothing, too much coffee, the laughter of friends.

Guest Editor – LIFE: Not Just a Box of Cereal

Hello All, it’s been a while since I contributed to the DAC NW Newsletter. I’ve been busy with other avenues, which are related to work, that have been absorbing a lot of my time lately. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about all of you, even though it may feel like it from time ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

  Involuntary Institutionalization during and after disasters A week before the official start of 2019 hurricane/tornado season (and what a season it has been!) the National Council on Disability reported that data from several major storms and disasters found people ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC

80 Arrested in Nation’s Capital in Disability Rights Protest As we gear up for another NCIL conference, disability advocates once again make the news. Dozens of activists, including some in wheelchairs, were arrested near Capitol Hill while protesting the need for more ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Smart Technology for Aging in Place Key to a person being able to stay in their own home is their ability to keep themselves healthy and safe. Washington State University has been doing research into how a smart home can help with that. The devices are not meant to take the ...

Links Worth Sharing

  What if you couldn’t hear classical music? The Sound Shirt is a wearable device that converts sounds into nuanced vibrations in realtime. With it deaf people can experience a classical music concert for the first time. You can watch a video of how it works. Well worth ...

Grangeville Resident Received New Ramp

     A Grangeville resident watched and even brought coffee out to the workers as Disability Action Center NW (DAC NW) installed a new ramp leading from the front door to the driveway. This ramp was paid for by Medicaid. The previous wooden ramp was becoming old and unsafe. ...

Timely Tidbits!

What would you do? You have been living and working in a town for more than 5 years and most days things seem to be going well. But sometimes you feel like you are only doing enough to just get by. You’ve tried reaching out to your support network, but everyone is too busy. ...

Technology for Independent Living

DEVICE FOR INCONTINENCE Having control over your senses is the key to independence and living your life to the fullest. This non-invasive sensor is attached to your body and uses safe ultrasound technology to monitor your body in real time around the clock. You can receive a ...