- Which cushion is best for sitting long periods, pain relief, preventing pressure sores?
- Can I place an incontinence pad, towel, drawl sheet or hoyer lift sling over top a ROHO cushion and/or a ROHO mattress?
- Can I use my ROHO cushion without the cover?
- How can I choose the right cushion?
- How often should the ROHO® DRY FLOATATION® Cushion be checked for proper inflation?
- If I currently have pressure ulcers, can I sit on my ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion?
- Does neoprene rubber promote heat buildup?
- I need a very stable cushion. Which one should I choose?
- How can I get literature on the ROHO product line?
- How long does a ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion last?
- What makes the ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushions better than other cushions?
- To what extent can a ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion prevent or heal an ischemic ulcer?
- What do you mean by “Handle your ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion with care?” In other words, what are the DO’s and DO NOT’s for a ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion owner?
- If using a ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion, can I sit longer than two hours, or do I still need to have some movement anyway (pressure reliefs)?
- What is the weight limit of the ROHO DRY FLOATATION Cushion?
- Do you offer custom cushions, and how do I order one?
- Do I need a rigid base underneath the cushion, or is a sling seat okay to use with the ROHO product?
- Can I tie down cells to create a no pressure area?
- What about cushion toxicity?
- Repair Instructions
- Proper Product Adjustment
- Cleaning Instructions
- Proper Immersion for the ROHO® Dry Floatation® Mattress
- Warning label, why?
If you have questions that you still can’t find answers to visit our Contact Us page or call Customer Service at 1-800-851-3449. What questions would you like to see added to the lists?
July 26th marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Today approximately 54 million Americans are disable and the number continues to grow each year.
The ADA provides equality for those with disabilities. It prohibits discrimination in employment against people with disabilities and requires that services and programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities. It also requires public accommodations be made to make facilities and entities be accessible to people with disabilities and telephone lines must allow people with hearing impairments to communicate using TTY or other non-voice devices. These are just a few of the amendments included in the ADA.
How has the Americans with Disabilities Act has impacted your life? How do you utilize the ADA? What improvements would you still like to see?
Celebrations are taking place across the country including the US Department of Justice’s celebration on Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. with live streaming of the event on the ADA’s website.
Through your efforts we crashed Beth Stein’s e-mail at Senator Harkin’s office last November. As a result, Senator Harkin committed to taking action to try and get adjustable skin protection seat cushions removed from competitive bidding. However, to date no action has been taken.
Let’s keep up all of your hard work!
We must to reinforce the need for his part in order to avoid a reduction in the access to, and quality of, therapeutic seat cushions available to individuals that need them, and all of the health related complications that would result.
WE NEED THIS ISSUE ADDRESSED ASAP!
If you wish to reach out to Senator Harkin, here are some specific points that you could personalize and communicate in your message.
- We need help NOW! Left unchecked, this issue will affect your access to the products and services you need!
- We are concerned about the competitive bidding of adjustable skin protecting seat cushions assigned to Medicare codes K0734 through K0737.
- These Medicare codes are not distinct enough to bid.
- These products require unique selection, adjustment and support.
- Bidding these items will diminish the quality and access of adjustable seat cushions for all users, not just Medicare beneficiaries in competitive bid areas.
The key message needs to be: Adjustable skin protection seat cushions, assigned to Medicare codes K0734 – K0737, should be excluded from DMEPOS competitive bidding!
Your message needs to be personalized but you can certainly use the points we’ve listed above to focus your message. Stress that you wish this matter brought to the immediate attention of Senator Harkin.
Here is contact information for Senator Harkin and specific staff members involved in this issue:
- Senator Harkin’s contact page: http://harkin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
- The staff member drafting the Senator’s position: Lee Perselay, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Previously cushion users sent messages of concern to Beth Stein in Senator Harkin’s office: Beth_Stein@Harkin.senate.gov
Washington, D.C. office information:
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
For more information on competitive bidding visit the Advocacy Page.
The National Council on Disability-sponsored National Summit on Disability Policy to meet and develop recommendations for improvements in disability policy and programs will take place on July 25-27 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. This year commemorates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Several different topics will include: Civil Rights, Education, Healthcare, Housing, International Affairs, Telecommunications and more.
This year’s theme will be Living, Learning and Earning designed to launch a dialogue on disability policies and programs in the 21st century. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The invitation-only event has a limited number of scholarships available for consumer delegates (those not representing an organization). For more information on the National Summit visit the National Council on Disability Web site, e-mail email@example.com or call 866-538-9521.