Patient Aid Scholarship Program

APDA Patient Aid Scholarship Program

Relief for People living with Parkinson’s in Rhode Island

The APDA Rhode Island Chapter offers a patient aid scholarship program designed to provide financial support to people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families.  Approved applicants will be eligible to be granted a $500 one-time payment per calendar year (January-December).  Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come basis. This Patient Aid Scholarship Program is intended for individuals with PD in need of financial assistance for programs, services, and/or activities, such as:

  • Exercise/Wellness: Supports costs associated with exercise/wellness programs and activities that focus on improving and maintaining the health for persons with PD, such as, but not limited to: boxing, dancing, yoga, tai-chi, physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, etc.
  • Respite/Adult Day Program:  Subsidizes the cost of respite care for the person with Parkinson’s disease, to enable care partners to take time away to rejuvenate.
  • Assistance at Home: Supports expenses for home services, such as housework, light yard work, snow shoveling, and other tasks that a person with PD or a care partner is not able to complete.
  • Adaptive Equipment:  Offsets costs associated with the purchase and/or installation of equipment or modifications needed in the home to aid in activities of daily living, such as, but not limited to: grab bars, handrails, widening doorways, bathroom accessibility, etc.

Please call 401-439-8435 or email to learn more about these grants.

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