Wednesday, November 1, 2017
I wanted to use this post to highlight some other things that I learned by visiting with folks at the conference. Fellow Floridian Nick Burton handed me a business card and a lapel pin for Florida Adaptive Sports. "Florida Adaptive Sports [is] funded by AGED, Inc. as a part of its mission to give back to the community in the form of providing resources, opportunities and awareness for Florida’s disabled community." I stopped by to chat with the folks from Stephen's Place which provides housing for individuals with special needs, but not quite the same as a CCRC since no SNF living is provided (Stephen's Place, an adult care home, is located on the west coast and offers independent and assisted living in a more urban setting) but they do work with families when a resident needs that level of care.
I was chatting as well with the folks from Mobility Support Systems, another exhibitor, about the issues in renting a wheelchair accessible van when flying into an airport. If someone is visiting mom who is in a wheelchair and wants to take mom out for dinner or shopping, what are the options? I thought renting a wheelchair van might be a good solution, but I'm not sure whether the typical rental car companies offer that vehicle. The folks at the booth told me they keep a list for the various airports. It's so helpful to have that info available when making arrangements for the family visit!
I was also pleased to chat with a number of exhibitors who offer a variety of services designed to keep folks independent, and several offer fiduciary-type services. These are just some examples of learning things both inside and outside the classroom. For more info about our conference, click here.