Programs & Services
Programs & Services

Obtain Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a person in need because of a medical condition and/or illness.  This equipment is meant to be durable enough to withstand repetitive use. DME includes, but is not limited to, wheelchairs (manual and electric), transport chairs, hospital beds, canes, walkers, pressure mattresses, lifts, respiratory support devices, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), etc.

Loan Closet Items

84% of survey respondents reported that items borrowed from our DME Loan program increased their safety and functional independence.

Here at The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, we understand that living with ALS is expensive and we recognize the significant role that Durable Medical Equipment (DME) plays in maintaining safety and providing the best quality of life. 

Our Equipment Loan Program offers equipment to residents & visitors of Arizona who have an ALS diagnosis and who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access the benefits of their insurance (while in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or hospice), or who are waiting for insurance approval.  Please note that loaner equipment is subject to availability.

Unfortunately, we are not able to carry all of the equipment that someone with ALS may need. Please click here to view the additional items that individuals living with ALS may need or find useful.

There are additional resources available to you for acquiring DME including:

Arizona Chapter Peer-to-Peer Donation GroupOther DME Loan Closets in Arizona 

PLEASE NOTE: Equipment safety is our number one priority. Please consult your physical or occupational therapist before buying or using any medical equipment. To avoid unnecessary injuries, people living with ALS and caregiver(s) should receive training from a physical or occupational therapist on how to safely and properly use each piece of equipment.

Our team is available to help you navigate the insurance system to obtain durable medical equipment and/or to arrange for loaner equipment.

A special “Thank you” to our partners at Numotion who help facilitate our Equipment Loan Program!

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