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.
People eligible to use the DME Loaner Program must:
- Have a diagnosis of ALS.
- Reside in Chapter service area.
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
North Central Pennsylvania:
Mary Beth Tomczak, BSW - Social Worker
South Central Pennsylvania:
Sue Walsh, Director of Clinical Care South Central