Cooling and Assistive Equipment
Cooling Equipment Distribution
Many people with multiple sclerosis are heat sensitive. MS research has proven that heat and humidity often aggravate common MS symptoms. MS research has also proven that cooling the body can help lessen the negative effects of heat and humidity on a person with MS.
The most common cooling product is a full-size vest that contains insulated pockets which hold small ice packs. The vests are worn over clothing and provide a temporary cooling relief which can last up to a few hours.
Recently, manufacturers have also developed smaller, lightweight vests which are designed to be worn under clothing. These smaller vests offer less cooling relief but are easily hidden for discreet use and comfortable to wear while at work, on the go, or exercising. In addition to the vests, companies have created a variety of cooling wraps to fit the neck, wrists and ankles, giving people more options and the ability to stay active while cooling.
The MSAA Cooling Program offers MS clients who qualify a choice of:
To Apply for This Program
* Please understand that due to high demand, MSAA estimates it will take up to three (3) weeks to process your order once you've returned the application and all required documents. Orders will be processed on a first-come,first-served basis.Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Step 1: Download the Program Application.
Some people with MS experience difficulty with balance and coordination, fine motor skills, and mobility. The MSAA Equipment Distribution Program offers clients products designed to improve their safety, dignity, mobility, and independence. MSAA provides these products at no charge and ships directly to the client.
Items distributed through the program include a variety of bathroom and home safety products such as shower chairs, grab bars, and hand rails as well as mobility devices including canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Those applying to the program must include a doctor's prescription which confirms the person's diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Please know that there are no product returns or exchanges so MSAA encourages anyone with questions to contact MSAA by calling (800) 532-7667 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for MSAA Equipment Distribution Program:
Attn: Program Coordinator - Personal Use Items
706 Haddonfield Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
|Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 13:22|