Marjorie Shimer Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

 

Statement of Purpose

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter recognizes that most people with ALS will eventually need durable medical equipment (DME). Unfortunately, not all medical equipment is covered under health insurance or there may be a high out of pocket deductible for the equipment.

Policy

People eligible to use the DME Loaner Program must:

  • Have a diagnosis of ALS.
  • Reside in Chapter service area.

Other Considerations

Commonly borrowed items include transport/companion wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, shower chairs, transfer devices such as gait belts and transfer boards, over the bed tables.

Other items, such as electric hoyer lifts, lift chairs and high-back rolling shower chairs, may not be available at the time of the request; a waiting list is kept when requested items are not available in our stock.

The ALS Association agreement form needs to be signed by patient or family – one copy kept by patient, one by coordinator and one by DME company.

 

Contact for Further Information:

Greater Philadelphia region:
(Including Central and Southern New Jersey,
Delaware, and Philadelphia suburbs)
Gail Houseman, Regional Nurse Coordinator
215-643-5434
gail@alsphiladelphia.org

North Central Pennsylvania:
Mary Beth Tomczak, BSW - Social Worker
570-401-8663
marybeth@alsphiladelphia.org

South Central Pennsylvania:
Sue Walsh, Director of Clinical Care South Central
717-652-2800
sue@alsphiladelphia.org


 

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002
215-643-5434

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.