Hospital Kits

www.hlaa-indianapolis.org/resources/hospital-kits

Orders: hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org

download many of the items free from links below.

$7.50 if postage is necessary, without postage $5.

There are many tips and items that may be downloaded free.


Placing orders, you may:


1. Download the order form attached and send a check made payable to HLAA Indianapolis Chapter to

The Treasurer,

HLAA Indianapolis Chapter,

4603 Whitney Rd

Westfield, IN 46062.

($7.50 if postage is necessary, without postage $5.)


OR


2. You may email us your order (hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org) and pay online using the link below.

LINK to pay online using a Major credit card or Paypal

Please state that you paid online, the amount and the date.



How Do I Communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Hospital During COVID-19? Click: Link

Welcome to our Hospital Kits, a communication tool to assist you and medical professionals when visiting the admittance office at the hospital, medical clinic or hospital emergency room. We hope this kit will ensure effective communication between you and medical staff.

President HLAA-Indianapolis Chapter, Teresa Gonzalez.

Order information for your Hospital kit.

Questions/Order inquiries: hospitalkits@HLAA-Indianapolis.org

Link to download Order Form Cost $7.50 if postage is necessary, without postage $5 or download many of the items free from links below.


Placing orders, you may:


1. Download the order form and send a check made payable to HLAA Indianapolis Chapter to

The Treasurer,

HLAA Indianapolis Chapter,

4603 Whitney Rd

Westfield, IN 46062.

($7.50 if postage is necessary, without postage $5.)


OR


2. You may email us your order (hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org) and pay online using the link below.

LINK to pay online using a Major credit card or Paypal

Please state that you paid online, the amount and the date.

Hospital Kit Contents

Hospital Kit Order Form.pdf
HK medical provider ADA.docx

Here are some HLAA resources to review:

Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care

Short Video: Technology for Patients

Guidelines for Healthcare Providers for deaf and hard of hearing patients. Link

Effective Communication ADA Guidelines. Link

Communications & Medical Access in the Hospital During Disasters: Temporary Recommendations for Hospitals and Medical Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Link

Link to Dr Chad Ruffin's resources for HOH

Communication Guidelines for the HOH -link

HLAA_HC_CAP_Form_and_Instructions.pdf

Telehealth Appointment/Accessibility Guidelines for the HOH community.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it may not be safe to go to your doctor’s office -- even for a routine visit. Your doctor may ask you to stay home and discuss your health through video conferencing -- this is called “telehealth.” Even though your appointment is done virtually, your doctor must still provide you with an interpreter or captioning so you can understand your doctor during your appointment. The best way for you to use telehealth is for you to see your doctor, the interpreter, and/or captions on the same screen. However, doctors have varying telehealth systems -- do you know what you can request and what your doctors are still required to provide during the pandemic?

To address this concern, a coalition of deaf and hard of hearing consumer advocacy organizations, deaf healthcare providers, and other experts worked together to provide special guidelines for deaf and hard of hearing.

If your doctor did not provide access during your telehealth appointment, please contact telehealth@dhhcan.org.

HLAA-Indy Seeks $ for Transparent Face Masks

During this time of Coronavirus, face masks are becoming the norm; however, a face mask can be a communication barrier. Let’s open the world of communication to people with hearing loss (deaf and hard of hearing people make up about 15 percent of the population), people who communicate non-verbally, and others who also rely on seeing lip/tongue/jaw movements for speech understanding. With the growing use of masks in medical facilities and greater society let’s not leave those who rely on facial expression out of the communication loop and possibly at risk. Transparent masks will help facilitate effective communication.

Please join us in making a difference. Money raised will go towards purchasing material, shipping, and handling. Any extra will go toward Hospital Kits for people with hearing loss and other activities that improve communication access.

Any donation will help make a positive impact. We appreciate your generosity! Donate now.

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal.

Everyone is invited to view and share the 80-minute video of the webinar which is now available on the CHC website. Be sure to click the CC button to activate captions. You'll also find CHC's Top 10 Tips for Managing Face Masks and Hearing Loss, a blog post by Carolyn Stern with strategies and tech solutions, many covered in the webinar, to help you cope and connect in this age of face masks. LINK to VIDEO

Alert Medical ID Accessories

Medical Alert medallions/

Medical alert wallet inserts with important information etc may be something you wish to consider having with you during these times. Prices are from $10, up.

LINK for Medical ID card. $2.95