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Project EQL: Equipment for Quality of Life

In addition to a general patient assistance fund available for any type of patient assistance, the Craig Foundation has a fund to help with specific patient equipment needs:

Project EQL: Equipment for Quality of Life

This fund ensures that 100% of Craig’s inpatients return to their community with the basic adaptive equipment required to lead the most independent life possible following a catastrophic injury.

While patients and families are learning how to live in a new way – how to adapt their entire lives to this injury – they are also facing financially devastating equipment costs and special care. Vital equipment and direct support required after catastrophic injury may not be covered under a standard insurance policy, or a patient may not have insurance. Through the Project EQL (Equipment for Quality of Life) Fund, the Craig Hospital Foundation assists in getting patients the vital equipment and support they need, so they retain as much independence as possible.

Example Costs:

  • Bluetooth technology and a switch allowing a patient to access their cell phone independently: $100
  • Speech recognition software allowing an individual to access their computer (internet, email, etc.) using their voice: $200
  • Automated door opener allowing an individual to enter/exit his or her home independently. This is specifically important in case if an emergency: $1,000
  • Shower commode chair: $3,000
  • Titanium wheelchair: $6,000
  • Dynavox system with eyegaze technology giving patients with minimal functionality the ability to communicate: $14,000
  • Basic sip and puff power recliner wheelchair: $28,000 -$32,000

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Related Donor Story: David Larkin

“Craig made sure that I had the equipment I needed, it was such a big weight off our shoulders."

David Larkin
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