Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility

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Taxonomy Code: LH-0600.5000-970

Programs that provide special chairs with large wheels, some of which are power driven, that are used to transport patients or to provide increased mobility for people who are partially paralyzed or otherwise unable to walk. Also included are other types of personal wheeled transportation such as the Amigo.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope, a nonprofit organization, has been established for the purpose of collecting used wheelchairs. The donated wheelchairs are then repaired and distributed, at no cost to the recipient, to those in need. Visit their website to request or donate a wheelchair. Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope
Disability Options Network - Center for Independent LivingDisability rights organization providing advocacy, skills training, peer support, transitioning, and information and referral services. Recycled durable medical equipment (DME) also available.AlleghenyDisability Options NetworkDisability Options Network (DON)
Disability Options Network - DME Reuse ProgramAny piece of equipment, device, or aid that was once used by someone else and is now being used by another person. Funded in part by Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, the Commonwealth’s Assistive Technology Act Program at the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, funded through a grant from the Administration on Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.LawrenceDisability Options NetworkDisability Options Network (DON)
Durable Medical Equipment - Lock Haven -Hub's Home Oxygen and Medical SuppliesOffer durable medical equipment and provide home medical equipment and respiratory Services.ClintonHub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies - Lock Haven LocationHub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies
Durable Medical Goods and Orthopedics BankThe Orthopedic Bank provides items such as wrist or ankle supports and splints, and assistive devices such as "grabbers," sock glides, elevated toilet seats, canes, and walkers. Occassionally wheelchairs or adult "scooters" are available.DauphinHealth Ministry at Christ ChurchHealth Ministries of Christ Church
First Presbyterian Church - People To People - Wheeled MobilityItems are donated and provided when they are available.ChesterFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHFirst Presbyterian Church - Phoenixville
Hub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies - Durable Medical Equipment - LewisburgOffer durable medical equipment and provide home medical equipment and respiratory Services.UnionHub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies - Lewisburg LocationHub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies
Hub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies - Durable Medical Equipment - WilliamsportOffer durable medical equipment and provide home medical equipment and respiratory services.LycomingHub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies - Williamsport LocationHub's Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies
LifeNets - The Wheelchair ProjectThe goal of LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is to put wheelchairs that are not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from them. LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is for those living in the United States. The program is designed to facilitate the exchange of wheelchairs between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors. LifeNetsLifeNets
Lincare - Medical EquipmentProvides a full range of respiratory equipment, hospital beds, manual wheelchairs, walking aids and bathroom safety items for rent or sale. Free delivery service available. LancasterLincareLincare
Medical Equipment Lending Warehouse, Bethany United Methodist ChurchMedical equipment lending warehouse Items such as wheelchairs, bedside commodes, walkers and bath chairs will be available for short-term and emergency use to residents within the area.YorkBethany United Methodist Church, Red LionBethany United Methodist Church, Red Lion
National Amputation FoundationThe National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well. The National Amputation Foundation has programs and services geared to help the amputee and other disabled people. AMP to AMP Program A home, hospital or nursing home visit is available for peer counseling and support to any person who has had or will be having a major limb amputation. If the person does not live within a drivable distance, we will call them to offer the same support. Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program: Our donated medical equipment program is available to any person in need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at our office. Other services include:
  • Information on recreational activities for amputees.
  • Booklets and pamphlets that provide information, specific to the needs of above-the-knee, below-the-knee, and arm amputees.
  • Providing hospital visits and running bingo games.
  • Contact information for Veterans Benefits.
  • Referral service to other amputee organizations.
National Amputation FoundationNational Amputation Foundation
Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA's Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is comprised of national programs for: Audiology and Speech Pathology; Blind Rehabilitation; Chiropractic Care; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service; and, Recreation Therapy. Special programs include Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care, Amputation System of Care, and Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services provides program and policy direction for over 8,000 rehabilitation care and prosthetic services providers. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care; the most advanced medical devices and products that are commercially available; and, promoting advancements in rehabilitative care and evidence-based treatment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration

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