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Loan Closets

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Loan Closets, also known as medical equipment loaning programs, lend home medical equipment to those in need. Most programs receive their equipment from individuals who have acquired the equipment and no longer need it. By donating their equipment to a loan closet, they are helping their neighbors who may not be able to afford the equipment. Loan closets typically have durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, bedside commodes, walkers, crutches, canes, and high-rise toilet seats. Some may have hospital beds or electric wheelchairs available too. Each loan closet is unique, with its own set of eligibility requirements, equipment, and loan period.

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