Equipment Loan Program

Our Equipment Loan Program is designed to help people cope with the daily challenges of decreasing mobility and independence.  Through obtaining basic and essential assistive devices at no charge, we hope to reduce the financial burden and to enhance the quality of life of those living with ALS. This includes mobility equipment, lifts, beds & accessories, bathroom aids and communication devices. Our equipment catalogue provides more details on the available devices.

The program has been expanded to include Advanced Technology which now has 128 pieces of equipment in inventory. These items include hydraulic office chairs, Google home, Chromecasts, smart lights, robot spoons, and a robotic arm.

Update on the ALS Society of BC Equipment Loan Program:

Over the past twelve years, the ALS Society of BC has contracted the Society’s equipment loan program to HME Mobility & Accessibility.  Both organizations have grown significantly during this time.  Through joint consultation and mutual agreement, the decision has been made that the Society will take over all aspects of the equipment loan program including storage, maintenance and delivery of the equipment.  The transition will happen over the next few months.

All requests for equipment are to be directed to the ALS Society of BC from this point forward.

Contact information:

Email   equipmentloan@alsbc.ca Phone  1-800-708-3228 Fax  (604) 278-4257

We have enjoyed working with HME Mobility & Accessibility in the past and will continue to do so in a different capacity in the future.

Wendy Toyer, Executive Director

ALS Society of BC

To fill out any of the following Equipment documents:

  1. Click on link and Save document to your desktop BEFORE filling out
  2. Open file and fill out from computer/device
  3. Once filled out email back to equipmentloan@alsbc.ca

Assistive Equipment Prescription Form

ELP Changes

Repair – ALS Repair Request Form

Return – ALS Equipment Form

Statistics

At year end 2020, 1,344 pieces of equipment were on loan to people living with ALS.

Quick Stats

  • Equipment requests:

    • 1,016

      2020

    • 2,122

      2019

    • 1,928

      2018

  • Equipment deliveries:

    • 1,957

      2020

    • 2,566

      2019

    • 2,455

      2018

  • Maintenance (cleaning & reports):

    • 1,734

      2020

    • 1,763

      2019

    • 1,602

      2018

Equipment Donations

Providing equipment to those who need it most would not be possible without equipment donations from our community. If you are able to donate a piece of equipment, please send the following details to equipmentloan@alsbc.ca:

  • Equipment type and description
  • Approximate age of equipment (2 years or less in age accepted)
  • Location of Equipment
  • Your First & Last Name
  • Telephone Number

Upon receipt, our equipment loan manager will contact you within 1-2 business days.