Statesman article: Medical Equipment Loans

A volunteer places a Hands of Hope Northwest toilet riser in an industrial washing machine to clean and sterilize the item.

Click this link: Idaho Statesman article to read about how three Treasure Valley non-profits, including HOHNW, are serving their communities with Medical Equipment Loan Programs.

HOHNW Director, Debbie Wheeler, said: “People come from all over the Valley to borrow from us. With the baby boomers aging, it’s getting to be a bigger issue. Demand is growing … Wheelchairs are the most requested item.”

“In 2005, we figured the benefit to the community was $38,152,” Wheeler said. “In 2017, we figured the benefit to community was $679,446.”

All the durable medical equipment we loan out to area residents is sterilized before re-use.

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