Did you know that Georgetown Village loans out durable medical equipment? The Village can make available canes, crutches, a walker or a wheelchair upon request. Here are a few ways these might help!
• If there’s a particularly long path or hallway you have to negotiate en route to that appointment or event, a volunteer can pick you up with a walker or wheelchair in their car for you to use. When you return home, the volunteer can return the item to the Village office.
• If you need temporary mobility assistance after joint surgery or injury, you can borrow our equipment. As you transition, for example from walker to cane, just swap the equipment for what you need! We can drop items off or pick them up.
• We can also loan items for the long term. This might be especially helpful for people needing mobility devices who live on two stories. It’s helpful to have a walker, crutches or wheelchair on each floor, but Medicare will only pay for one…borrow a second one from us!
Please call the office at 202-999-8988 if you can make use of this service. We’re all about assisting you to live more fully, so we’d be glad to help.