Equipment Loan Program: Supporting Seniors and Adults in the Community (MFP) Program
The MFP Loan Program is a partnership between the NYS Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Project and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Project. The goal is to improve community-based long-term care and support for people with disabilities.
This is a free Technology Loan Program for seniors and individuals with disabilities who need technology devices to continue to live in their homes or transition back to their residence from a nursing or rehab facility. This Program also provides information, resources and device demonstrations to individuals and their caregivers on a wide variety of assistive technology devices available.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Families, individuals and services providers of Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties can call, email or look through the list of equipment to see if there is a device that may meet his or her needs. An appointment is scheduled to pick-up the equipment at WIHD. The equipment is initially loaned for eight weeks for evaluative or therapeutic purposes. If the device is appropriate for the individual, the loan can be extended while the device is procured through insurance or personal resources.
TYPES OF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE
Whether you need support in walking, talking, listening, staying safe in your daily life, or using the computer, we may have a device that can help you or your loved one remain in their home. Available equipment includes amplified phones, bathing supports, bed tables, canes, communication devices, computer supports, magnifiers, alarm clocks, timers, ramps, recreational supports, rollators, transport chairs, voice amplifiers, walkers, wheelchairs plus more!
For further information or to schedule a demonstration or loan please contact Beth Heyd, Loan Program Coordinator at (914) 493-7364 or bheyd@WIHD.org