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Loan Closets (DME)



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Loan Closets (DME)

Loan Closets, also known as medical equipment loaning programs or re-use programs,
lend home medical equipment to people recovering from illness or injury. Most
organizations receive their equipment from members of the community
who no longer need it.  They clean the equipment, check to make
sure it’s in good condition, and lend it to those who need it.

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 also have hospital beds or electric wheelchairs
available.
Each loan closet is unique, with its own set of eligibility
requirements, equipment, and loan period. 


Great Lakes Loan Closets

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Free or Low-Cost 
Home Durable Medical Equipment Loan closets for Those in Need 

What is a Loan Closet?
  • Loan closets loan medical equipment to people for free, or at low-cost
  • Most programs receive their equipment from individuals who have acquired the equipment and no longer need it.
  • 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.

Great Lakes Loan Closets ~ Monroe Michigan
Great Lakes Loan Closets (Michigan Loan Closets, Inc.) provides a directory of loan closets and other resources for people who need medical equipment, but are unable to afford it.  

Call first to see if the organization has the equipment you need
Loan Closet inventories change quickly, dependent upon donations and demand for the equipment. It is always a good idea to call an organization first to see if they have the equipment you need before going there. 

Respect any eligibility requirements
Please make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before you ask to borrow equipment from an organization. Sometimes an organization's funding restricts whom it may serve. Other times organizations have a very limited supply of equipment to loan, so they need to make sure it is available for their communities.















***Please Note***
These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. 
This list is not all-inclusive of those resources available in our community.  

The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links, or services.
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.

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