Title

Do Medicare and Medicaid issue wheelchairs that contribute to keeping people homebound?

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Wheelchairs, Accessibility, Disability, Diversity, Sustainability

Abstract

Medicare and Medicaid only issue wheelchairs to people who need one to get around their own home. If wheelchairs do not have the ability to navigate typical outdoor surfaces or climb slopes such as a standard vehicle wheelchair ramp, they can contribute to keeping people homebound. This project examines how the standards for the specifications of wheelchairs issued by Medicare and Medicaid may limit users’ abilities to participate in activities of daily living outside their home.

Winner, College of Education and Professional Studies Presentation Award.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Naomi Petersen

Department/Program

Accessibility Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/do-medicare-and-medicaid-issue-wheelchairs-that-contribute-to-keeping-people-homebound/

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Do Medicare and Medicaid issue wheelchairs that contribute to keeping people homebound?

Ellensburg

Medicare and Medicaid only issue wheelchairs to people who need one to get around their own home. If wheelchairs do not have the ability to navigate typical outdoor surfaces or climb slopes such as a standard vehicle wheelchair ramp, they can contribute to keeping people homebound. This project examines how the standards for the specifications of wheelchairs issued by Medicare and Medicaid may limit users’ abilities to participate in activities of daily living outside their home.

Winner, College of Education and Professional Studies Presentation Award.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/CEPS/73