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Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. From 69-year-old NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. to 84-year-old actress Rita Moreno to 83-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who took her […]

Medication Management: Where to Start to Keep a Loved One Safe

The path to successful medication management (MM) can be hard if you do not know the questions to ask or the assistive technology (AT) available.  We have been helping people at IPAT for many years in the area of medication management and below are some of the questions we ask and the AT solutions that might work.  If you are having […]

Losing “Stuff”? Find it With Tile!

Have something that always seems to disappear – keys, phone, purse, remote control?  Fear no more, Tile is here! Tile is a Bluetooth piece of technology that will assist you in finding your lost items in seconds. Just attach it to your elusive item and track it via the Tile app (Apple or Android). This is […]

Donors’ Dollars Making a Difference

Thanks to our generous donors, seven North Dakota residents have already received assistive technology (AT) awards through Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P)! The first round of P4P 2016 applications was reviewed in March, and recipients from Rolette to Sargent and Morton to Grand Forks counties were awarded AT funding. They ranged in age from 30 years […]

Sneak Peek! Exciting IPAT News . . . .

The brainstorming and construction are in full force. Coming Soon in Summer 2016, the Bismarck IPAT office will be moving to a new location! Of course, since this is a sneak peek, the location and more details are to come. Nonetheless, the goal of the new office space is to better serve our consumers and expand for […]

UPDATED: 10 Features to Consider in an Accessible Kitchen

Most conventional kitchens are very difficult to navigate if you use a wheelchair or you have other mobility difficulties. When making your existing kitchen accessible or building a new one from scratch, the following are just a few items to get you started. Many of these, we have in our Home First Demonstration Kitchen in the ND ASSISTIVE Center, […]

iCanConnect Helped A Woman Stay In Touch with Family and Friends

Freda boasts a long life full of many blessings including one of particular abundance – friends and family. When Freda experienced difficulty understanding others on the phone due to a hearing loss, her daughter Sue contacted IPAT and Freda received an amplified telephone through the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service. The amplification of the telephone alone […]

ABLE Accounts are Coming!

If you are an individual with a disability or have a family member with a disability, this blog is for you. Due to the passage of the Stephen King Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in 2014, you can now open tax-advantaged accounts for the purposes of saving to cover the costs of disability-related […]

April Showers . . . . Bring Your Raingear!

It’s that time of year again. Especially in North Dakota, it can be sunny and 72 degrees one day, and wet and dreary the next. However, no matter the season, it’s a good idea to be prepared with the proper weather gear. For those folks that use a wheelchair, here are a number of great […]

Keep Track of Your Loved Ones with Silver Mother

Medical alerts such as Phillips Lifeline are a great safety solution, but what happens if an incident occurs and your loved one is unable to push the emergency button? They could be without help for a very long time.  No news is not good news! Enter SilverMother. This unobtrusive monitoring system allows you to detect a problem even […]

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