Other Resources that May Be of Interest
Tompkins County Agencies that Loan Assistive Equipment:
Dryden Veterans' Memorial Home
2272 Dryden Rd. (Rt. 13)
Dryden, NY 13053 (607) 844-9900
Loan closet includes bathroom safety equipment, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, beds, etc.
Groton American Legion
307 Main St.
Groton, NY 13073 (607) 898-3837
Loan closet includes canes, crutches, wheelchairs, beds and some bathroom safety equipment.
Trumansburg American Legion
4431 Seneca Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886 (607) 387-4212
Loan closet for wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers and commodes.
Emergency Response System and other Long-term Care
Services for Aging Independently
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
320 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Will install the Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) for adults of any age and also offers linkage to other long term care services that help older adults and others live as independently as possible with the highest quality of life. These include transportation, home delivered meals, in-home assistance, small home modifications, supports for family caregivers, and more. The Office for the Aging publishes many guides to local resources for older adults including:
· Long Term Support Services in Tompkins
· Resources for Caregivers in Tompkins County
· Specialized Health Programs for Seniors in Tompkins County
To view these and their other guides and publications on their web site, go to http://www.tompkins-co.org/cofa and click on "publications".
Some Helpful Web Sites:
Page Link: (click below)
|The premier source of links to assistive technology. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education.|
|TRAID IN Equipment Exchange and technology related assistance in NY for persons with disabilities|
|Excellent Fact Sheet on Choosing Appropriate Assistive Technology|
|Another useful website for those exploring assistive techology options|
|Various information and articles about OT|
|Home Modifications and Products for Safety and Ease of Use|
|A great source for keeping your home safe and functional|
|A brochure for the prevention of falls in older persons|
|On-line video training modules for "aging in place": "Safe at Home" (presentation by an O.T.) "Practical Strategies to Reduce Falls" (presentation by P.T.'s)|