Karen and Candie,
Thank you so much for your assistance with diabetic supplies! My member was out of test strips, recently discharged from the hospital and has a high-risk pregnancy. Your assistance greatly impacts her and her baby's health.
Becky, Case Manager
Karen ----- Thanks so much for connecting me with the gentleman in Portsmouth who donated the bariatric hospital bed to one of my clients’. We successfully went to the mother’s home in Portsmouth, dismantled it, and delivered it to the client. I’m certain she will make good use of it. I also want to thank you for your generous ongoing donation of nutritional supplement, and most recently the adult diapers. I assure you that they will be distributed to folks who can really use them.
Community Collaboration at its best! Mr. Watford, a disabled Marine Corps Veteran reached out to Mission United at the United Way of South Hampton Roads to request a new walker. "When you're impacted by job loss and living on a fixed income, it's a challenge to get by day to day", said Mr. Watford. The Mission United Director met with Mr. Watford and immediately noticed his current walker was missing its wheels. In the photo provided you can clearly see the path created by the constant force of the old walker against the concrete. There was also balance related concerns when pushing the old, worn walker which almost lead to mobility impairment for the veteran. The Mission United Director immediately contacted Access Partnership to request a new walker. The Veteran and Mission United Director met with a representative from Access Partnership. The Veteran was allowed to 'shop' for a new wheeled walker and cane! Mr. Watford received a new, easy to fold and store wheeled walker, one that aids in stability and allows for a more fluid gait. This new wheeled walker also has easy, push button folding mechanisms and adjustment heights. The 2nd photo is Mr. Watford with his new wheeled walker. “It feels like I’m driving a Cadillac!”, said Mr. Watford. Thanks Access Partnership!
My sister is 72 and has muscular dystrophy. She is non ambulatory and cannot even sit up without the help of her electric hospital bed and remote. We care for her in our home as we feel she will receive better care from us than from strangers in a nursing home. Recently her hospital bed quit working and the handle on the Hoyer lift we use to get her out of bed broke. We tried to fix the bed but could not get it working. We did have the handle welded back onto the Hoyer but were warned it may not hold. We have limited funds to work with and were scared we would have to move her to a nursing home as without these items we would not be able to care for her. Access Partnership was a lifesaver. They supplied us with a hospital bed AND a Hoyer....both in great working order. Our family is so grateful to this wonderful organization! Because of them we will be able to continue to keep my sister in our home where she belongs. Thank you so much!!!!
I had no way of getting around and can't afford a wheelchair. Someone told me about Access Partnership and I called them and told them I needed a bariatric wheelchair. Two weeks later they called me back and said they had one free of charge! All I had to do was come get it. Thank you Access Partnership!
Access Partnership has truly been a blessing to me and myself clients. I was able to get all the necessary medical equipments and furnitures from people who had donated to this organization. Whenever I need anything from gloves to wheelchairs and hospital beds, they are just a phone call away. I even received a stair lift for one of myself clients at no cost to me or him.
Thank you Access Partnership for all that you do for our seniors and community.
I am a two time lung cancer survivor and suffer from COPD, so needless to say I have a difficult time breathing which means walking very far is out of the question. This doesn't mean I just want to sit home, so whenever I can, I get out of the house with the use of my electric wheelchair. This chair is such a blessing to have, I would be lost without it. I'm able to ride it to the few places around my house; which is definitely better than staying in the house all the time. But not being able to fold it up and put it in the car does limit the places I can go. Having heard good things about them but still knowing it was a long shot, I called Access Partnership in February of this year with the hopes they could help me get a vehicle wheelchair lift. I just simply can't afford anything like that. Unfortunately, but kind of expected, they didn't have one and could only offer to put me on a waiting list. In my mind this seemed like a lost cause, just being put on a list and that's it? Well to my amazement I received a phone call from them telling me they actually had a lift donated and if I was still in need I could come get it! I can't tell you how excited and happy I was to get this call. I went with my son to go pick it up and just had to give their employees hugs all around! I couldn't help myself! I am so very thankful to them, they kept their word and now I'll be on the go again like the energizer bunny! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Access, this means so much to me!
My insurance won't give me stuff I need, like a rollator walker and shower chair. Access Partnership did not have the items I needed when I called but said they would add me to a wait list and contact me. I figured I would be put on a list and never hear from them again. Another person forgotten in the system. But sure enough, Laura called me back within 2 weeks to let me know she had 2 of the 4 items I wanted. I couldn't believe it! I have faith Laura will call when someone donates the other items I need. Access Partnership is an organization that keeps promises and follows through!!
I don't have insurance and after a fall, suffered a bad break in my thigh. I called United Way for help and they referred me to Access Partnership. They were able to give me a wheelchair. It has been a blessing! Since I cannot put any weight on my leg, I would have been stuck and relying on everyone else. At least now I have some freedom.
My mom is wheelchair bound, but thankfully can still move form chair to chair. Access Partnership remembered we have been searching for a Bariatric Wheelchair, and today they were able to provide us with one! Which now means, instead of my mom being stuck in the house she can get out and go shopping with me or run little errands, just able to go do anything to get out of the house! I'm just so very excited for this weekend now, I'm defiantly taking her out lunch and who knows where else we might go, our options are endless thanks to you Access!
My husband has a history of strokes and suffers from immobility. He has now developed painful pressure sores. Access Partnership was able to provide us with a patient lift, to help move him around, and also an air mattress. This will keep him more comfortable and help with preventing more pressure sores. I only wish I found out about them sooner. Thank you Access Partnership!
After reading some of these reviews I just wanted to share a little bit of my experience with Access Partnership and how they helped me. To start with, I was my mothers primary care giver. She had numerous debilitating health problems, but was blessed with medical insurance that covered her needs. I seriously don't know what I would of done if she didn't have insurance to cover the massive amounts of supplies she required month to month, not to mention the medical equipment that was also needed. After she passed, I had so much on my plate, including a large amount of unused medical supplies and medical equipment that was now just sitting around taking up space. Unable to return anything to the suppliers, I was at a loss as to what to do with this stuff, throwing it out just seemed like such a waste to me. I know how much these things cost and just knew that there had to be someone somewhere that could use it, I just didn't know who or how to find them. So I did some research, and when I found Access Partnership, I was so excited knowing they could redistribute these medical supplies and equipment to people in need that couldn't otherwise afford them. Access, you are such a blessing to our community and only wish others were as compassionate and dedicated to helping those in need as you are. Thank You!
Sometimes I can afford my XXL adult diapers. Sometimes I can't. Access Partnership always helps me on those off months when I don't have enough to make ends meet and cover my butt (literally)! Thank you! Y'all are a blessing!!
We moved in with my dad to take care of him and found out how costly adult incontinence products can be. On his limited income he cannot afford them but between our help and the help from Access Partnership, we got him taken care of!
My wife and I were high school sweet hearts and looking back on the life we had planned together all those years ago, we never dreamed we would be going through the situation we are currently in. My wife was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) last year, and we were devastated to say the least. My wife at this stage is now has lost all voluntary movement below the waste, and I have been having to lift her to basically do anything that requires any use of the lower body muscles. This has really been taking a toll on my own body. I have been so worried I will hurt myself with the constant care my wife requires and then we would really be in trouble. Unable to afford the much needed medical equipment that would greatly help us out as this horrible disease progresses, we contacted Access Partnership and they were more than helpful, they were a God send! They were able to provide us with a Trapeze Bar, which was great because my wife can still use her arms and this will give her some much needed physical therapy. They also were able to give us a Patient Lift! This has just been such a blessing! I can now move her in and out of the bed and/or wheelchair with a considerable amount of ease, giving my old back a much need break from all the lifting. We were also provided with other medical supplies that will go a long way in keeping my wife comfortable and well taken care of. I honestly don't feel I could say thank you enough! You have change our quality of life, making this difficult transition a little bit easier. We both thank you Access, from the bottom of are hearts. May God bless you and the community you serve!
I'm so glad my Aunt called for help. My mom had brain surgery earlier this year. While recovering she got an infection and was in a coma for 30 days. After she came out of the coma, she began working with a physical therapist. She started making some progress but has a very long way to go. The insurance discharged her anyway and we had to scramble to find supplies. Access Partnership was able to give me a wheelchair and offered to connect me with anything else I would need during this difficult transition. Thank You.
I work full time as a preschool teacher and cannot afford dental insurance but make "too much" money for government assistance. Access Partnership connected me to a voucher program that alleviated my dental pain and saved my tooth! Thanks Access Partnership! Now when my students make me laugh, I don't have to hide my smile.
I am a part time staff member and was able to connect a domestic violence victim with much needed mobility equipment they left behind when they fled a situation.
I have COPD and am on oxygen. I had a portable machine that broke and my insurance wouldn't cover a new one. I have been stuck in the house for over 3 months. Someone told me about Access Partnership and I called them for help. They didn't have one but told me if one was donated they would let me know. Out of the blue they called and had one for me! Most places will forget about you unless you keep bugging them- but they remembered and I have my portable oxygen machine so I'm not stuck in the house anymore!!!
I had a client that had had the same shower chair for 20 years and I couldn't believe that. My boss told me about Access Partnership and they were more than willing to provide me with a shower chair for my client. I can't wait to surprise her with it. Thank you so much Access!