The Inland Empire will become a place where a person living with an intellectual and/or developmental disability can live in dignity and not fear homelessness, unsanitary living conditions, isolation, hunger, or a worsening health condition due to lack of resources.
To improve the quality of life and promote independence and inclusion in society for developmentally disabled individuals and families living in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
James,a client diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Severe ID, asthma, sleep apnea and history of pneumonia is medically fragile and requires the use of several pieces of medical equipment: an 02 concentrator, an intrapulmonary percussive ventilator (IPV), nebulizer (requires ongoing breathing treatments), a cool mist, a ceiling fan and a personal fan, continuous AC, a cough assist machine and a pulse oximeter. James requires complete assistance with all daily care tasks. He is dependent upon a g-tube, has a trachea, is on various medications and requires the AC unit in his bedroom running 24 hours/day due to not regulating his body temperature. He is total care and requires a high level of care by his parents and LVN nursing staff. He receives nursing care 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. The issue was rolling black outs, which are quite common during heat waves in Southern California during summer months. Every time the electricity went out James’ life was put at stake. With funding from Union Bank we were able to purchase a home generator to ensure James would be safe.
Kenis four years old and has developmental delay. His family came to Another Way requesting help to purchase an Upsee Harness. It is a mobility device that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult. It improves quality of life and in the long-term physical well-being. Insurance denied the device. Another Way funded it and Ken is now learning how to walk.
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