Where can I find a wheelchair or other DME for my child?
If your child is without equipment while waiting for their DME order to process, leverage the power of your local community, both in-person and online. Consider asking parents of your child’s classmates if they have any comparable equipment they’re not using anymore that you could borrow in the meantime. You could also post a request in or browse Facebook equipment exchange groups such as California Special Needs Equipment Buy/Sell/Trade or Affordable Durable Medical Equipment for Seniors & Disabled.
Also consider checking out California-based DME exchange and donation groups such as Triumph Foundation, The ReCARES Network, California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition, or the Maryam Parman Foundation For Children, which provides medical equipment, supplies, and services for children whose health insurance denies coverage.
The road to obtaining DME can be trialing depending on your child’s needs, health coverage, and the DME companies themselves, but Undivided is here to support you. For more information and tips, see our full article Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 101.