InfoQuest Winter 2009

by Quest Staff on January 1, 2009 - 3:55pm

QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1

Find resources for standers and standing aids, as well as help with income tax preparation.

To learn more, see “Stand Up!”

21st Century Scientific
(800) 448-3680
Power standing wheelchairs

Altimate Medical
(800) 342-8968
Mobile and stationary upright and supine sit-to-stand standers

(866) 742-0581
Mobile pediatric standers

Innovative Products
(800) 950-5185
Power standing wheelchairs

Kaye Products
(919) 732-6444
Upright/sit-to-stand and mobile standers

Levo USA
(888) 538-6872
Manual and power standing wheelchairs

LifeStand USA
(888) 426-8581
Manual and power standing wheelchairs

Mulholland Positioning Systems
(800) 543-4769
Mobile and stationary prone, supine and upright/sit-to-stand standers

(800) 736-0925
Power standing wheelchairs

Prime Engineering
(800) 827-8263
Mobile and stationary prone and upright/sit-to-stand standers

Prospect Designs
(860) 379-3755
Prone and supine standers

Redman Power Chair
(800) 727-6684
Power standing wheelchairs

Rifton Equipment
(800) 571-8198
Mobile and stationary prone, supine and upright/sit-to-stand standers

Snug Seat
(800) 336-7684
Mobile upright and prone standers

Stand Aid of Iowa
(800) 831-8580
Mobile and stationary upright/sit-to-stand standers

TherAdapt Products
(800) 261-4919
Stationary prone, supine and upright/sit-to-stand standers

See “Taxes ’08: Writing Off Caregiver Expenses

Aging & Disability Resource Centers

AARP Tax-Aide
(888) 227-7669
Operated in conjunction with the IRS, the free service is available Feb. 1 through April 15; the IRS trains and certifies AARP volunteers to answer tax questions and help prepare tax returns for low- and middle-income taxpayers, as well as the over-50 population.

Eldercare Locator
(800) 677-1116

Internal Revenue Service
(800) 829-1040
For help in preparing tax returns, consult Publication 502 for guidance on medical and dental expenses, as well as impairment-related work expenses for people with disabilities. Find updated tax information, download tax-related publications and forms, or call to order publications.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly
(800) 829-1040,,id=107626,00.html
Trained volunteers from nonprofit organizations provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation for people 60 and older.

Taxpayer Advocate Service
(877) 777-4778,,id=150972,00.html
Call to find out if you’re eligible for no-cost advice, or click on your state to find the service in your area.

Taxpayer Assistance Centers
(800) 829-1040
Contact the IRS to find local offices, which offer face-to-face tax assistance. Click on your state to locate a center in your area.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
(800) 829-1040,,id=107626,00.html
VITA offers free tax assistance to low- and moderate-income (usually $40,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by assorted organizations across the country help prepare basic returns, and most locations also offer free electronic filing.

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