What can be done with the walker grandpa used after he passed on?
Where do I go to find a reasonable alternative to buying a wheel chair while my leg heals?
My insurance just won’t pay for my temporary medical equipment needs. What do I do now?
These questions can be answered in a few ways; One is to ask your local church about borrowing medical equipment they may have on hand for temporary use. You could find a place to rent the medical equipment you need. Or maybe you just don’t have the insurance or finances to handle an unexpected medical equipment need.
The Sheets-Young Foundation, Inc. was created to help local people in need of temporary medical equipment. They just opened a store front at 126 S. Main St. in Fredericktown. (Next to Barrett-Jensen Chevy).
Rick and Cecelia Young said the Foundation was established in memory of two individuals dear to their hearts; The late Karen Sheets and the late Ruth Nell Young (Rick’s mom).
Rick said the purpose and goal is to provide medical equipment to those who need a specific item, but for some reason, the item is not available to them.
Rick said there are no up front costs to receive a piece of equipment, but donations are welcomed. The Foundation is registered with the state of Missouri, and has a non-profit 501 (c) 3 status pending with the federal government.
Rick said he is retired from two different hospitals and has worked with Pyramid Home Health Care. He travels around to organizations, churches and hospitals talking about what the Foundation can do for people and asking for any equipment the organization may wish to donate.
Rick said, although the needs vary from time to time, the Foundation is making a wish list. Rick said currently we need lift chairs and lift cushions, shower chairs and shower benches and motorized wheel chairs or scooters. The office could use a computer too.
Rick said there is a great need for this equipment. Although this started for local people, the calls have been coming in from around the region. We have gone through two different storage units in less than a year. Dennis Bradford had let the Foundation use a storage area in back of the building for a while. When the office on Main St. became available, the Foundation moved in.
Rick and Cecelia said you can contact them if you, or someone you know, needs medical equipment. Or if you have equipment that is not being used. (783-4623).
Rick said it also helps cut down waste by recycling the equipment.
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