By:  Cindy Bradshaw, Office Assistant

Have you, or a loved one, ever found yourself in need of a wheelchair, walker, or other type of medical equipment only to find out your insurance doesn’t cover the cost, or you are unable to afford it, making it unaffordable?  There is another option… to borrow equipment from New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center’s Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet.

The Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet inventory alters according to donations given and, at any one time, offers a varied assortment of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, and more. Over the past 5 years we have been able to assist an estimated 150 people with their special needs.

Many people tell us how important these loans were to their recovery.  In one instance, we had a lady who had an accident resulting in broken leg bones. She was first able to borrow a wheelchair, and then a walker. Upon returning the equipment she stated the loan of the medical equipment immediately increased her mobility and enabled her injuries to heal completely. Since then, she has been able to move forward, working on goals she set for herself.

If you are interested in borrowing, or donating, to the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet. We are available during regular office hours of: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. You may also call 928-772-1266 with any questions you have regarding the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet.