Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

Need more information?

Contact Miki:

Miki Nash

Manager of Administrative Services

604-988-7115 ext. 22

miki@capservices.ca

We're here to HELP!

 

The Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) offers the North Shore community a short-term loan of mobility and personal care aids to people of all ages who are recovering from surgery, illness or injury.

 

The Canadian Red Cross provides short-term loans (of less than six months) of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, bath seats and benches, commodes and toilet seats, crutches and canes, and bed handles. The program alleviates the pressures that come along with injury or illness, assists with mobility issues, allows people to return home from hospital earlier and supports those in palliative care to spend their final days at home.

 

Equipment is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to availability. A referral form, from a regulated healthcare provider, is required for all equipment loans and should specify the equipment needed and any applicable measurements, including height and weight of equipment user. The client is responsible for arranging the collection and return of the equipment, clean and in good repair. The referral form for this service can be found at www.redcross.ca/bcreferral. 

 

Hours of operation for the HELP program are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Interested parties are advised to call first to check on the availability of required items. 

 

This program is offered at no charge. The Red Cross provides the equipment, and Capilano Community Services staff recruits, trains and supports the volunteers who administer and deliver this service. The Red Cross gratefully accepts monetary donations which continue to support HELP. Every dollar you donate goes back into supporting the important work of the program, which in turn benefits you and your community. We will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your donation.

Donations of Equipment

You can donate equipment to HELP. Please contact us prior to bringing it in to confirm that the equipment you wish to donate is a type and in a condition that we are able to accept. All equipment will be cleaned, disinfected and refurbished by skilled volunteers and professional staff. Donating equipment assists in increasing the program’s inventory and you will also be making an important contribution in terms of environmental sustainability.

Volunteer at the North Vancouver Red Cross HELP

 

Join our wonderful team of volunteers! You can volunteer your time and skills to assist at the program’s reception desk where you will greet and assist our clients with their equipment needs. Full training is provided and volunteer schedules are flexible. You will be providing an important service to your community. Contact us to learn more about volunteer training and opportunities at volunteerbcy@redcross.ca or apply online at www.redcross.ca/volunteer.

 

For further information on Red Cross HELP at Capilano Community Services Society, please contact miki@capservices.ca or 604-988-7115.

Capilano Community Services Society

North Building, 600 West Queens Road

North Vancouver, BC  V7N 2L3

604-988-7115   miki@capservices.ca

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