Facts about medical equipment and the poor in Middlesex County
Unsteady on their feet, our neighbors who are elderly or disabled are afraid to bathe themselves. They need shower seats, but Medicare does not cover any “bathroom only” equipment.
Injured but uninsured, workers with broken legs cannot get hospital beds in their homes.
Elderly spouses of those needing wheelchairs cannot take their loved one out of their home: Medicare covers only standard weight wheelchairs; Medicare does not cover the lightweight wheelchairs that are easier for elderly caregivers to fold and put in the car.
Facts about babies born to the poor in Middlesex County
Newborns are stranded at area hospitals because their parents don’t have car seats;
Infants are being fed sugar water because their parents can’t afford formula;
Babies are sleeping on the floor because their parents can’t afford cribs;
Young children are not adequately dressed for cold or wet weather.
Please give our neighbors in need a helping hand by doing the following:
AECDC provides free Baby Formula, Equipment and Diapers, plus wipes, clothing and other items that are crucial to keeping babies and young children healthy and growing! AECDC is the only diaper bank in Central NJ, and is affiliated with the National Diaper Bank Network.
AECDC loans medical equipment at no charge such as shower seats, walkers and wheelchairs. Without assistance, our elderly and disabled are often isolated and unable to sustain a healthy quality of life.