Assistive Devices are one-time purchases that enable an individual to perform routine personal tasks independently, or provide for a safe and secure environment related to health care needs. The purpose of Assistive Devices is to enhance an individual's self-sufficiency, safety and/or mobility, and assist the person to continue to live safely and independently in his/her own place of residence. Assistive devices may be considered when an individual needs an assistive device to maintain his/her independence when performing the following activities:
- to walk/be mobile
- to bathe
- to eat
- to dress self
- to transfer
- to toilet
Assistive Devices that may be purchased
- Bathroom and household accessories for safety purposes, excluding any type of exercise equipment.
- Personal items that would improve mobility and dexterity. These items may include batteries for wheelchairs/scooters/lift chairs, etc. (excludes hearing aid batteries).
- Repairs to existing assistive devices.
- Cost of installation of the device into an individual's home.
- Devices available through other state or federal programs.
- Delivery fees associated with getting devices to an individual's home