Durable Medical Equipment

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NOTICE: While we appreciate the generosity of the community, we are planning to PAUSE all donations of DME through early March.  This will give us chance to catch up on donations and requests that are currently pending.  We will resume accepting donations on Wednesday, March 6.

Durable Medical Equipment (or DME) are devices that benefit day-to-day life and are intended for long-term, repeated use. Commonly used examples include walkers, shower chairs, and hospital beds.

Contact the Aging Helpline at (919) 968-2087 or email Aging Services for more information. 

Loan

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Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

OCDoA accepts donations of gently used and clean DME items.  These items are then provided upon request to older adults in Orange County.

NOTICE: While we appreciate the generosity of the community, we are planning to PAUSE all donations of DME through early March.  This will give us chance to catch up on donations and requests that are currently pending.  We will resume accepting donations on Wednesday, March 6.

Eligibility Criteria

Donations are accepted from anyone within the community.  Items can be dropped off at either senior center location. DME items can be loaned to Orange County residents aged 55+ or caregivers of residents aged 55+.

*Items accepted & loaned include:

  • Mobility Devices: Walkers, Canes, Rollators, Wheelchairs, Slide Boards
  • Bathroom Devices: Shower Chairs, Tub Benches, Toilet Risers, Bedside Commodes, Toilet Rails
  • Dressing Devices: Leg Lifters, Sock Aids, Stocking Donners, Button Hooks, Reachers, Long-Handled Shoe Horns
  • Other: Car Canes, Bedrails, Weighted Utensils

*Items not accepted include:

  • Bedside (3-in-1) Commodes (due to significant recent donations)
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems
  • Braces, including wrist braces, knee braces, supportive bandages, and walking boots
  • Diabetes Testing Equipment
  • Folding Walkers (due to significant recent donations)
  • Hospital Gowns or other fabrics
  • Large DME (hospital beds, lifts, scooters, etc.): See DME Connections for alternative program
  • Wound Care Supplies

*This list is subject to change.  Contact OCDoA for further information.

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Connections

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Durable Medical Equipment Connections Program

OCDoA is unable to accept large DME items directly into the Donation and Loan Program; however, we are available to assist in connecting community members who are seeking to find or donate these items. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any Orange County resident (no age requirement)
  • Residents of other counties if they live within 45 minutes of Hillsborough and are 55+

*Items eligible for the program include:

  • Hospital Beds
  • Patient Lifts
  • Motorized Scooters
  • Lift Chairs

*This list is subject to change.  Contact OCDoA for further information.

Disclaimer for Participation in Program

In participating in this program, you are agreeing to allow Orange County to provide your contact information to other individuals within the program.  You acknowledge there is no guarantee of equipment receipt or donation through this program.  You will not hold Orange County liable for damages incurred in the exchange or use of equipment provided and/or received through this program.

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