An organization that provides services to people with disabilities in the local counties is the recipient of a $500 grant for durable medical equipment.
Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin was awarded at $500 grant from Summit Natural Gas to increase wellness in the communities they serve. Access II purchased 10 automated blood pressure monitors and 400, 7-day pill organizers with the funds.
Those pieces of equipment will be given away to individuals in the community who are in need. The automated blood pressure monitors will allow individuals to monitor blood pressure at home without the assistance of a nurse.
The 7-day pill organizers will allow for better organization of medications and help reduce the number of inaccurate medication doses.
Jessica Adkins, Marketing Director says, “The goal of purchasing these devices is to help seniors and those with disabilities remain more independent and take charge of their health, hopefully reducing hospitalizations and promoting better health overall.”