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CONGRESS OF DISABLED PERSONS AGAINST EXPLOITATION

ANNOUNCES IN THE SPIRIT OF THE PRESIDENT'S NEW FREEDOM INITIATIVE

THE OLMSTEAD PRODUCT REVIEW AND CERTIFICATION CENTER

FOR MANUFACTURES OF INDEPENDENT LIVING PRODUCTS



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In the spirit of Olmstead Supreme Court decision and President Bush's Executive Order, " FREEDOM INITIATIVE ", whereby elderly and disabled persons are able to choose where they want to live, the  CONGRESS OF DISABLED PERSONS AGAINST EXPLOITATION AND THE TLC FOUNDATION announces
a center to test and certify new products to allow people to live independently in there own homes. This process is designed to allow disable persons and the elderly evaluate the quality and usefulness of products. To learn more about the "olmstead approved products". The new center will allow persons to know that the Olmstead Approved Products and Services (OAP) are of the highest quality at reduced prices. Thus Able Home Aides is helping fulfill the Executive Order of President Bush.

Below are the highlights of what THE OLMSTEAD PRODUCT REVIEW AND CERTIFICATION CENTER (OPRCC) will do:

  • To review products that are designed, and advertised, to aid disabled and elderly.
  • To test these products for usefulness, reliability, durability, cost / effectiveness and whether the product does what it says.
  • To see that Professional Care Centers have the necessary Olmstead Approved Products and Equipment need to care and train elderly and disabled persons. These centers may allow Olmstead Freedom Fighters to train their staff and their clients on how the many Olmstead Approved Products and Equipment can help to live with dignity. ABLE HOME AIDES has agreed to train Olmstead Freedom Fighters on the products that will aid persons live independently. It is hoped that what happen to Bruce will not happen again.
WHO WILL DO THE TESTING?
  • Products designed for a specific disability, e.g. victims of MS, will be given to a person who matches the disability.
  • Instructions will be given as to how to evaluate, rate and report any problems.
  • The CONGRESS OF DISABLED PERSONS AGAINST EXPLOITATION (CODPAE)  will  contact disabled and elderly people, or TLC may contract with one of the Centers for Independent Living who will find persons that will evaluate the product or service center.
  • When the evaluation is complete, the CODPAE Foundation will award a OAP certification to the manufactures who passes the evaluation. A $50 fee will be charged by CODPAE for the certification process. CODPAE will in turn pay the people for conducting the evaluation. We at CODPAE feel very strongly that disabled and elderly persons should be paid for their knowledge and expertise.
HOW WOULD THIS HELP YOU?
  • A list of Olmstead Approved Products (OAP) will be put on the CODPAE web-sites as approved for disabled and elderly person's who want  to live in their own home, or in a community setting.
  • The OPA list will distribute this list to various government, local, private agencies rehabilitation centers and CIL centers.
  • We will advocate that OAP's be put on all Medicare approved buying list to help manufacture's and dealers sell their products.
  • We belong to the Van G. Miller and Associations, known as the VGM Group, The nation's largest buying alliance. Thus, we advocate the use of OPA products.
  • Manufacture's can have their product(s) advertised on the AHA web site at http://www.universalc.com/oap.html for a $35 fee (for each product).

PLEASE CALL 708-344-9021 FOR DETAILS - OR E-MAIL info@universalc.com

TO HELP SOMEONE MOVE BACK HOME FROM A NURSING HOME, AND BECOME A OLMSTEAD FREEDOM FIGHTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
olmsteadfreedomfighter.html


TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S NEW FREEDOM INITIATIVE, 
PLEASE CLICK HERE:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/freedominitiative/freedominitiative.html



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