Has multiple disabilities that require specialized adaptive equipment for operating a wheelchair, accessing household appliances, light switches, faucets, etc.
Needs from 4–10 hours of assistance with daily living activities
Health-related needs, such as tube feeding, catheterization, wound care
Personal care-related needs, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, meal preparation
Uses a power wheelchair with a much wider wheelbase and turning radius than a manual chair - entries, doorways and hallways must be wider and space in bathrooms must be large enough to accommodate the bigger wheelchair
Experiences frequent hospitalizations and emergency room visits due to fragile health
Lives on low or very low income, usually with SSI disability payments; can afford rent/utilities of $150/month or less