Assistive Devices and Technology

Assistive Devices and Technology - Telephone

A variety of assistive devices can increase function for people with limited mobility, hearing, or vision. Assistive technology includes telephones, memory aids, talking products, magnifiers, and mobility aids. Society's Assets has over 1,000 items available for demonstrations and loan from the Try-Out Progam. Also available for loan are pieces of durable medical equipment that are donated to the agency. The equipment inventory changes, but usually includes walkers, transport wheelchairs, commodes, and bedside tables.  Staff provide assistance with identifying the most effective technology and locating funding options.

Society's Assets Offers Scholarship Awards

Students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for a portion of the $25,000 in total awards.  The numbers of awards will be determined.  Applicants must reside in the Society's Assets service area, which includes Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. Graduating high school seniors,  continuing college students, and adults returning to school on a full-time basis to seek a post-secondary degree in the fall of 2015 are eligible. Judging will be based on academic record, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and recommendations. All application materials must be postmarked by February 1, 2015. Proceeds from the annual Society's Assets Open golf outing are used to fund the Scholarship Awards. The 2015 awards will be presented at the Society's Assets Open on June 22, 2015 at the Kenosha Country Club. Download a Society's Assets Scholarship Award Application 2015.

An Insightful Read

An Insightful Read - Making Rounds with Oscar

Just a cute little kitten adopted by the staff and residents of the terminal dementia unit, Oscar develops "cattitude" and then a skill that can't be explained. The head nurse has seen Oscar in action.  Family members have seen Oscar in action. The physician has to overcome his skepticism to appreciate the "extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat." You too can discover the story of Oscar and the residents at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island. Find the book at your local library, bookstore or online. Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa, M.D.