The ALS Office Storage Area
In most cases, items must be picked up and returned to the office. Items must be clean and sanitized before accepted into the loan closet. Delivery is sometimes available for larger items, however, it can take several weeks to arrange.
Manual Wheelchairs: styles and sizes vary, and may range from transport models to standard models to large, non-folding custom seating with tilt/recline
Power Wheelchairs: styles and sizes vary and subject to change. NOTE: All power wheelchair loans require a seat evaluation by a licensed OT, PT, seating specialist or ATP. If you do not have insurance, the Chapter can provide assistance with the cost of an evaluation.
The Association helps clients who are uninsured or under-insured or those who are awaiting insurance funding and delivery of their own custom power wheelchair. Therefore, the following wheelchairs are the most in demand for persons with ALS:
Complex, high-end power wheelchairs with power backrest tilt/recline and power elevating legs with rehab seating. Makes and models include Pride Quantum (Q6 edge or similar) Permobil (M300 or 600 or C series or similar). Donations of wheelchairs must be 2 to 3 years of age, in good working condition with working batteries and all working parts.
Power scooters: styles and sizes vary and subject to change
Rollator style walkers: (rollators are walker with a seat and hand brakes) styles and sizes vary
Bedside Commode and Roll in Shower Chairs: limited quantity. (these cannot be returned to the loan closet once used)
Bed cane/handle to provide a grab bar to turn in bed or to aid in standing
Suction, BiPAP and cough assist machines