Marjorie Shimer Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program


Statement of Purpose

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter recognizes the need of ALS patients for extensive durable medical equipment (DME). It also understands and appreciates that not all people have insurance or the financial means to pay for such equipment.


People eligible to use the DME Loaner Program must:

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

Other Considerations

If equipment need is not covered by insurance and cash
out-of-pocket would present a hardship, then they are eligible for loaner equipment.

If the patient has insurance, but the need for the equipment is expected to be short-term, then the request will be considered, if equipment is available.

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, Regional Nurse Coordinator


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

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