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    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009
    Our member, ol don, made the suggestion for this topic. Many of our members no longer have use for walkers, crutches, bath seats, bed handles - the list of assistive devices is endless. They have generously offered to send them to others who need them. Only items that are offered for FREE can be listed. You can handle the shipping and handling prices among yourselves.

    This topic has been set up for you to mention what you may have that others can use. All succeeding arrangements must be made by PRIVATE E-MAIL. I CANNOT be an intermediary. This section is only for making people aware of what you would like to offer.

    NO MEDICATIONS - Medications CANNOT be offered here, due to legalities. What you do in a private e-mail is private, but this is a public forum - medications CANNOT be offered or exchanged here.

      CommentAuthorol don*
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2009
    I guess its only fitting then that I start,I have a walker an a set of new never used crutches if anyone can use them I would be more than happy to send
    I have a very nice bed-side toilet with a nice padded seat. Also a good quality set of bedrails. My e-mail is available where you do a member search.
    • CommentAuthordagma3
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2009
    We have a CPAP machine - it is in good condition - he has used it until his doctor changed him to a different type. It would need new hoses and mask. It is in a carrying case and works fine.
    I'm putting my bedside toilet in the local bargains paper unless someone says they want it.......going, going.......?
    • CommentAuthorkathi37*
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
    I have some items that can't be mentioned here, but my e-mail is available.
    Toilet seat and bedrails gone. Lightweight foldaway wheel chair is still taking up space. Brandname is "Breezy". Black.
      CommentAuthorSusan L*
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2010
    I donated Jim's extra wide, heavy duty wheelchair and his oversized walker to the Hospice House. They did not have either and were more than thrilled to have them. So if any of you don't find "takers" for your items, think about Hospice.
    What a wonderful idea! Thank you, Susan!
    • CommentAuthorjoyce43*
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2010
    It was a good feeling when I was able to send dh's wheel chair pants and shirts, elastic waist pants and hospital gowns to a member here who is now using these items for her husband. They seem to go from stage to stage so fast that clothing items are almost like new when they can no longer use them.

    We have Mom to Mom sales around my area, maybe we can have a Caregiver to Caregiver exchange in clothing items here.
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2010
    Since my hb stopped taking the Namenda, we have a new bottle of 60 tablets, 10mg that I will send to someone who needs it. I prefer someone that has tight finances and insurance that doesn't help much with Rx or none at all as I hear it is expensive. I know there are ones here that fall in that category. You can email me at or the address in my profile.
    • CommentAuthorbrindle
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2010
    Can you recommend some bed rails. Right now I am using a very heavy chair (which is hard on my back). Most look like you have to pull them out from under the mattress. Is there a better rails that you can recommend?
    I use the rails my daughter got for her boys when they were young and in bunk beds. They are plastic with webbing and bars that slide under the mattress. Since they only cover half the length of the bed, my wife has no trouble getting in or out. I just leave them in place all the time (actually, I use only one rail on my wife's side of the bed)
    • CommentAuthorangelb
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010
    I am in need of a wheelchair if anyone has one
    • CommentAuthorjanney550
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2010
    I have 2 walkers available for the taking. One is the kind that comes with a seat that opens up to put personal items into, and the other is the kind with three wheels with a triangle section in the middle to store personal items. I live in NJ if there is anyone interested, or if anyone has ideas where I can donate them.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    Legal issues prevent me from allowing medications to be part of this thread.

    • CommentAuthorangelb
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012
    I now have 3 wheelchairs no longer need them, a gheri chair, never used shower seat padded, a commode padded never much stuff just ask and I will tell you if I have it!
    Anyone have a rolling walker with wheels and brakes and a chair? Could use one now for husband.
    • CommentAuthorJerryS
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012
    FYI, some veteran's organizations take medical equipment and loan it out as well, My Legion Post in Missouri does, charges a small refundable deposit for non=members. Might check with your local veteran's organization, if they don't do it, I bet the know who does. Nursing homes too may be glad to take unwanted items.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012
    My husband decided that the brand of condom catheters he had liked didn't adhere well enough, just after I bought 100. So I have nearly 100 of the condoms that are used in a condom catheter and leg bag setup for male urinary incontinence (, size medium, clear (non-latex). I think I have a leg bag he rejected as well. I would be willing to send a couple in a regular envelope to someone who wasn't sure of the size and wanted to try. Send me an email at if you are interested. All parts of the system are available without prescription.
    If anybody has the need, I just found 2 HomeGuardian alarms, still in their packaging. The one is a keypad controlled alarm and the other is an independent magnetic window/door alarm. I guess I bought these before I had my spiffy no exit lock installed. I would like to see them go to someone who could use them.
    • CommentAuthorLFL
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2012 edited
    Our local red cross also lends out wheelchairs, transport chairs to the public for a small refundable fee as well. I would call your local chapter and see if they do that...I'm sure they would welcome a donation if they do.

    There is also a local consignment store (The Lord's Closet) which has a lot of durable medical equipment (DME) donated to it and sells it very inexpensively. I bought a transport chair (brand new with tags still on it) for $25.00. Also a local Salvation Army store or Good Will store might have some inexpensive equipment as well.
    Friday I bought a walker at a Habitat "ReStore". It appears to be a good one. ( I don't know much about them). It has wheels on the front and rubber caps on the back. Folds up nicely to put in the car. I only paid $5.00. Figured I couldn't loose at that price.
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2013
    As I have described mom had significant mobility issues.

    Now that they are all gone I have lots of canes, walkers, raised toilet seats, toilet grab bars, even a spare power chair. (scooter store type) It is unlikely that they are worth the shipping, but maybe?

    Anyway if anybody interested let me know I gotta clean it all out.
    I am in the Los Angeles area.

    I also have about 100 "nams" left if it would help somebody. ;-)
    • CommentAuthorbqd
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2014
    I am trying to find a car seat lift for a friend of mine, and told her I would ask on this board, as everyone always has such wonderful advice and a lot of experience. New ones are prohibitively expensive.
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2014
    I have miscellaneous things to give away in western South Carolina--grab bars, simple walker, canes. There will be more later. If you go to my profile you should be able to email me.
    I have a monitor system which I purchased about 3 months ago. It consists of a mat and the monitor with an adapter which can be placed in any room. If anyone can use, I'll UPS to you.