Our new location is:
The University of Montana Rural Institute
52 Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
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Please contact us with any questions – 406-243-5751 or 1-877-243-5511.
If you are looking for a medical alert system (personal emergency response system), either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.
We started this work because we kept getting asked "which medical alert system should I buy?"; and "how do I figure out which the right medical alert system is for me?". We wanted to find answers to these questions and share them. This report is the result.
Both a learning module, and a selection tool
We wanted to provide answers, not just background material that gave you more work to do before you could reach an answer. So we started by developing a "selection tool" that helped people decide which exact subset of the personal emergency response products would work best in their specific circumstance.
Programs and Support:
MAEP provides positioning, seating, mobility, recreation and some ADL equipment to Montanans with qualifying developmental disabilities. This grant-funded program may be able to loan adaptive equipment (AE) to children, teens and adults who have a qualifying developmental disability (see eligibility form) and are unable to acquire the AE by other means or need to trial equipment prior to purchase. Our clinical coordinator is available to assist families, therapists, and family support specialists in selecting the best equipment to meet each person’s specific needs.
MATP provides AT information and services in education, employment, community living, and telecommunications. The mission is to enhance the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities through consumer responsiveness as defined in the AT act.
MonTECH oversees various assistive technology (AT) programs and is continually seeking to expand the AT services and supports available to Montanans. Click here to view other projects and programs offered through MonTECH.