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Learn How Assistive Saved a Woman’s Life!

We work with a lot of assistive technology (AT) devices here at, Assistive.  Some of this AT not only increases independence , but can actually save a life.  One of our very own board members, Carol Anhorn, discovered this.


“As a marketing professional for more than 30 years, I have often been asked to serve on non-profit boards. But my service for the board of Assistive, formerly IPAT, holds a special place in my heart. Assistive literally helped save my mother’s life, or at least kept her out of the hospital. Mom was taking lots of different medications and after ending up in the hospital a couple of times from mixing up medications,  an AT consultant from Assistive recommended a locked, alarmed pill dispenser machine. It worked! We loaded the dispenser weekly and never had another hospital stay from medication complications. Later we utilized the same device for my father after a brain injury. This device kept my parents independent and out of the nursing home, which was the alternative we were facing…”

“Over the last few years, I’ve continued to be impressed by how much money Assistive is able to save the state by providing assistive technology allowing people with disabilities to remain independent.  The return on investment with Assistive dollars is probably one of the most efficient in the state! I am proud to be a part of this organization and continue to help spread the word so everyone learn what is available through Assistive.”

If you would like to learn how a medication dispenser or other AT can help you or a family member, contact us at 1-800-895-4728 or info@ndassistive.org.  If you would like to give to Assistive, so we can help more people, donate on Giving Hearts Day February 9th at the Giving Heart Day website and search for Assistive. Every donation of $10 will be matched up to $8000!

Giving HEarts Day logo. It reads Giving Hearts Day, february 9th, givinghearts.org

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