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My family has a lot of left over supplies from caring for my grandfather that are still usable that we'd like to donate. (Walkers, shower seats, raised toilet seats, grab bars) I don't want to use craigslist or goodwill. I'd like them to go straight to an organization that can give them to those in need rather than sell them in the local Sacramento, CA area. New to this particular type of donation so I want to make sure it goes to people in need. Any help would be great.

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One thing to check for on the higher price items that the item was actually bought and hadn't been rented.

I remember the time my Dad needed a wheelchair and where he live they ordered him a new one for his own, as he was using the facility's wheelchair. I thought he got a great deal on the wheelchair as the amount on the invoice I thought was just a Medicare co-pay. Once Dad passed, the new wheelchair, never used, I was thinking about where to donate it. Then in the mail came another invoice. Say what? I called... turned out the wheelchair was a rental.
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I was able to donate my Mom's wheelchair and walker to Easter Seals in Sacramento. They were very happy to get them.
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Mobility and assitive devices may be accepted by organizations that deal with muscular and nuerological issues. For example: Muscular Dystrophy Assoc and the ALS org near me have loaner closets. Incontinence supplies would be welcomed by food pantries. sometimes organizations that work overseas may use Durable medical equipment --- Doctors without border but I have no personal knowledge of this. Hope this helps.
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I have the same exact problem ... In grand junction, CO. I have tried the senior centers, council on aging, nursing homes, hospice, churches, etc. I just posted this same question......

All of the stuff a I have is new. Some never even removed from the box. Plus cases and cases of supplies...all unopened.
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A concern you may encounter in attempting to donate them to an AL or other facility is liability. We tried to do that once but our efforts were rejected. The facility didn't want to take used devices as it didn't have the resources to thoroughly check them out to determine they were safe.

Actually, I think they could have; they just didn't want to go through that rigamarole.

In my area in SE Michigan, some senior centers as well as agencies focused on senior life do have lone closets. There's one that's an agency serving 2 counties, and providing a variety of assistive devices. Do a search for "elder agencies", or something similar to locate these kinds of agencies.
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Your nearest senior center would likely be a good place to start.
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