HELP: Health Equipment Loan Program
Health care reform has reduced the duration of hospitalization, requiring more Canadians to recover from illness, surgery or injury while at home -- where equipment to provide comfort and mobility is often not available.
Many people in Southern Alberta struggle with the tremendous financial burden that illness or injury can bring. The cost of purchasing or renting medical equipment is far beyond the means of many of those who need it most.
This community-based, volunteer-run program provides short-term loans of basic medical equipment, by donation, to those recovering from surgery or injury, or living with mobility limitations.
Available equipment includes mobility aids, bath aids, toileting aids, walking aids, and aids to daily living.
All equipment loans require a referral from a regulated health care professional.
This is intended to improve client safety. The referral can be provided in writing or verbally. It should include the health care professional's name, professional designation, and phone number; along with the specific equipment needed and any applicable measurements.
You Make the Difference – Support Our Health Equipment Loan Program
More than 220,000 loans of health equipment are made possible through the generous support of donors like you. Please donate to the Canadian Red Cross Fund today.