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· Powered wheelchairs are available, usually at no out-of-pocket cost, to non-ambulatory seniors ages 65 and older who qualify. 800-749-8778 or http:/
· "Wishes on Wheels" program offers wheelchairs, usually at no out-of-pocket cost, to seniors ages 65 and older who qualify. 800-823-5220 or http:/
· Medicare recipients who have arthritis, cardiovascular disease or respiratory disorders, and who also have difficulty walking or using a standard wheelchair, may be eligible for an electric wheelchair. Call Gregory Coleman at 800-810-2877.
HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY
For seniors who find it difficult to leave home, the Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency Inc., a nonprofit group serving Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties, will make home visits to draw blood for lab tests, organize prescription drugs or fill insulin syringes. Call the intake office at 800-656-4343, Ext. 121, and press option 4.
Calvert Memorial Hospital (3) offers massage designed to reduce pain, soothe injured muscles, stimulate circulation, promote relaxation and relieve stress. Full-body, one-hour massage, $60. Seated chair massage for head, neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands, 15 minutes, $13; 30 minutes, $26. Call 410-394-2816 or 301-855-1012, Ext. 2816, for times and locations.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION EXPANDS
MedStar Health Visiting Nurse Association's new office in Camp Springs offers home care in Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's and southern Prince George's counties. Services include wound care, infusion and rehabilitation. Specialty care in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, ostomy, oncology, stroke and joint replacement rehabilitation, diabetes, maternal/child health, pediatrics and respiratory therapy are also available. 301-931-3100.
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