A variety of aids and types of equipment is available on loan or for purchase to assist seniors or people with various communication, mobility and/or specific personal care needs. These resources include:
In terms of medical equipment, a number of loan cupboards exist from which people can borrow, for a short time, equipment such as hospital beds, walkers, crutches and wheelchairs; these services either charge a small fee, operate by donation or are free.
In the BC Capital Region, the Seniors’ Services Directory provides a listing of and contact information for these resources. As well, your regional health authority (Community Health Programs) may maintain and be able to provide you with a listing of equipment supplies and services.