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.

Students Invited to Participate in Art Contest

2013 Winning Entry

Students submitting an entry for the Youth Art Contest must live or attend school in the agency's service area of Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties.  Entries must be submitted on the official ENTRY BLANK or a copy of it.  Both pages must be completed.  Students in grades 9 - 12 may choose to submit their entries on a 22" X 28" sheet of paper with the official ENTRY BLANK attached to the back. Only artwork matching these two sizes will be considered by the judges. Entries must include the theme words Ability. . . Not Disability as part of the artwork. No other words (logos, brand names, labels, written descriptions, etc.) can be included. See the ENTRY BLANK for more details.

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.