As neuromuscular diseases progress, MDA Care Center team members are prepared to recommend and prescribe various types of medical equipment that can increase independence and quality of life. When such equipment is needed, MDA offers assistance in locating prescribed items through its national equipment program and referrals to community resources.
MDA’s national equipment program helps provide good-condition, gently used wheelchairs and other medical equipment, such as shower chairs, hospital beds, walkers, canes, communication devices and similar items, when available and as feasible. Your local MDA office gratefully accepts donations of medical equipment for distribution through its equipment loan program. MDA is able to make minor repairs to gently used items. Please contact your local MDA office to learn more.
In addition, many federal, state and local resources are available to assist individuals with equipment purchases. To find resources that may be of assistance to you, please visit the section called Additional Resources. Furthermore, because many helpful resources are community-based, you’re encouraged to contact your local MDA office to learn more about those other options in your community. Local MDA staff maintain an extensive database of resources available in your area. Contact the MDA Resource Center to be connected with knowledgeable staff who can help navigate the process of obtaining prescribed equipment.