How We HELP
Here’s how the program works: St. Louis HELP accepts donations of nearly every type of home medical equipment, in good working condition — except oxygen and medications. We revitalize and clean the equipment, and have it ready to loan to people in need or their caregivers.
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How the covid-19 PPP program has supplemented our work: Read about it HERE.
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What Is Home Medical Equipment?
Put simply, Home Medical Equipment – HME – includes any item that enables a person to function better or more easily than they could without that item – in like new or gently used condition. Examples of HME equipment are:
Manual Wheelchairs (we do not accept power wheelchairs or scooters)
Walkers, Crutches and Canes
Shower Chairs, Shower Stools, and Tub-Transfer Benches
Elevated Toilet Seats
Shower, Tub and Wall Grab Bars
Electric Hospital Beds
Reachers and Grabbers
Why Reuse Home Medical Equipment?
Recycling and reuse of HME makes common sense.
Passing on used devices means no longer needing to store them and sparing the environment the impact of throwing them away. Those who donate equipment will know they are helping people in need by providing accessibility to those who do not have the financial resources to acquire the equipment.