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March  2023

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January 2023 
Assistive Tools and Technology

D.P. is a 70-year-old veteran who lives in Polk County and has heart disease. He contacted the center and advocated that he has a fear of falling while taking a shower and that due do his wheelchair falling apart he can not get around his house or the community. He advocated for a lightweight manual wheelchair along with 3.24 inch grab bars that he needs to stay safe and out of a facility. After getting the Items needed, D.P. stated the following. "The wheelchair, ramp, and grab bars was exactly what i needed to be independent. I am not afraid to take a shower independently . NWGA CIL was able to assist me with DME to be more independent in my home and community."

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November 2022
Home Modification

R.R is a 92-year old who lives in Pickens County and has Arthritis. RR called and advocated for his need of a ramp/walkway to be able to get out into the community and to his appointments. 

Several Months passed before R.R. was able to find someone to complete the ramp/walkway he needed, but once he had found a qualified person to build the ramp, who moved quickly and build it to move onto their other projects, we provided the materials in a timely manner. 

When asked about how having the ramp made him feel, R.R. had stated the following. 

" Felt Like freedom for the first time in a while.... Opened up a whole new world." 

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September 2022
Home Modification 

D.L . is a 63-year-old who lives in Catoosa County and has Emphysema, COPD, and Diabetes. D.L. called the center needing a wheelchair ramp to be able to get out into the community. We helped D.L. to find someone willing and able to build the ramp through peer support.  We (NWGA CIL) was able to provide the materials needed to build his ramp. 

When asked about his experience, D.L. had this to say " once the ramp was complete, I went down the damp and down the street then back up the ramp ,then back down and up the ramp several times. I fell FREE."  

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February 2023 Assistive Tools and Technology

L.A. is a 27-year-old who lives in Polk County and has Cerebral Palsy whose dad called in need of help with her shower chair. 

L.A.'s dad helped Advocate for the mesh cover for the shower chair that is needed for L.A. to shower/ bathe safely. We were able to help L.A. get the mesh for her chair.

When we asked her dad about his experience he stated " After searching 2 years, we found an organization that was able to help us get the mech backing needed to help her stay independent."

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December 2022
Nursing Home Transition

L.H is a 62- year-old who lives  in Cedartown County. She was referred by  Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to Carressa Hann. L.A. advocated the need of a grabber, shower chair, Grab bars, jar opener, and Home Health resources. We where able to get her everything she advocated for. Due to this she was discharged from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day. 

When asked how the equipment has helped her, L.H. stated " This is the first time I have been through this and it is working good. The grab bars and shower chair is helping a lot. The Process to get everything was quick but easy. I would definitely recommend anyone to y'all. Y'all do a great job! How y'all work surprised me, though it would take longer and be more complicated."

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October 2022 Assistive Tools and Technology

L.J. lives in Bartow County. He has Transvers Myelitis. L.J. came into our center needing help with getting and item that would Help him be more mobile and Safer.

Emily Smith talked to L.J. and he advocated the need for a wheelchair and/or rollator. He advocated that they would work best for him in being more mobile. we where able to get him both and added a cushion due to knowledge of his disability.

When asked if these items are working well, He had this to say "When I came in, I had lower back and leg pain. It was difficult for me to get around due to only having arm crutches, but thanks to them, getting me a rollator and wheelchair, I was able to be more Independently mobile. When I get Tiers and can't move my legs I use my wheelchair. On good days when I can get around but need a little assistance, I use my rollator. Due to this I get to go out with my family without the worry of pain in my lower back or legs."

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August 2022
Assistive Tools and Technology

V.R. is a 57-year-old who lives in Floyd County who has both knee's torn. She cam to the center and advocated a need for a rollator. 

After she received the rollator she had this to say. " NWGA CIL is a blessing to me because i am more independent in my community. I am able to do household chores like cook, do laundry, and load dishwasher, along with watch tv with family. With the assistance with the rollator, I am able to go out in my community like the Famer's market, along with going shopping with Family, and doctor's appointments I feel the rollator helps me more with balance than a regular walker without wheels does. The rollator lets you walk normal compared to a regular walker where you have to take small steps. I feel more safe and secure while I am using the rollator compared to a regular walker."

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