Homecare recipients and caregivers, mark your calendars to attend an important event 2 weeks from today, October 27th. This is the third annual Consumer Advocacy Day at Medtrade in Atlanta, Georgia that allows the public to come see new advancements in home medical technology and learn about how to deal with mobility, disease, and respiratory/sleep issues. Many also come to become more informed on government changes that affect your ability to have access to services and equipment by your trusted home medical equipment providers.
At Homecare Advocate, we are particularly excited about this year’s Medtrade Accessible Home. This home is completely outfitted in accessible features that enable people to live independently and safely in their homes. It was thoughtfully designed by Accessible Home Improvements of America and Nationwide Homes and is equipped with state-of-the -art technologies that are offered by many of the vendors at Medtrade. Whether you’re building a custom home or looking for ways to modify the home you’re already living in, the Accessible Home is an invaluable resource and will provide you with numerous options for you to consider as you address each of your needs.
Consumer Advocacy Day is also an excellent opportunity for you to see the latest innovative products by over 550 medical equipment companies. You can browse the expo floor to learn about new products just entering the marketplace for the first time and to talk to the companies that directly make medical equipment about how their products can help you.
So many of our customers at Lambert’s are surprised at the wide variety of products available to help them that they didn’t even know existed. We get excited about attending Medtrade each year because we know we’ll find new technologies and products that we can introduce to our customers back home that will help them improve the quality of their lives. In fact, we founded our Home Modifications Division years ago after attending Medtrade and seeing all of the ways we could help our customers live safely in their accessible home with our help. You will be overwhelmed with the variety of resources available to you at Medtrade!
Last year “The Little Couple” stars Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC came to Medtrade and spoke about consumer self-advocacy as well as ways to ensure you have access to products and services that adapt your home environment to fit your particular needs. I’m looking forward to another great day of quality speakers talking to homecare recipients and their families about how they can better manage diseases and/or disability.
Schedule of Events for Consumer Advocacy Day:
- 9:00-10:00am — Medtrade Accessible Home VIP Tour (Expo Floor)
- 10:30-11:00am — Educational Session: Medicare, What You Don’t Know Will Make You Sick
- 11:30am-Noon — Mobility Session: How to Get the Mobility You Need in This Age of Funding Constraints
- 12:30-1:00pm — Diabetic Session: Access to Quality Diabetic Supplies in a Competitive Bidding Environment
- 1:15-1:45pm — Respiratory Session: CPAP, Bi-Level, & Interfaces: What You Need to Know
*all educational sessions will be held in the Consumer Lounge & Theater adjacent to Booth 163 on the Expo Floor.
I encourage each of you to consider the short drive to Atlanta for an empowering, education-filled day that will better equip you for what lies ahead. You can learn more about this free event by visiting Medtrade’s site or calling 508-743-0519. Hope to see you there!