- Assistive Devices -

FREE ASSISTIVE DEVICES
The World Parkinson’s Program provides free walkers, canes, wheelchairs and electric toothbrushes to people with Parkinson’s that require them and are unable to afford them.
WHY ASSISTIVE DEVICES?
Unfortunately, there are hundreds if not thousands of people with Parkinson’s living in underprivileged areas of the world that are unable to afford these life saving devices. Approximately 70% of people with Parkinson’s fall each year and 13% fall more than once a week. Falls can lead to serious injuries, hospitalization and future complications. Many of these falls can be prevented through using supportive devices such as walkers, canes and wheelchairs.  Many people with Parkinson’s have great difficulty using manual toothbrushes leading to a decline in oral health. Oral health is a key factor in good overall health and well-being. Thus, we also provide free electric toothbrushes to people with Parkinson’s that are unable to afford it themselves.

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