Lake County Council on Aging

(440) 205-8111
8520 East Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
9:00-4:00 Monday-Friday

Health Equipment Lending Program


Health Equipment Lending Program

The Council on Aging accepts donations of clean, gently used medical equipment and supplies through our Health Equipment Lending Program (H.E.L.P.). Donations are accepted during regular business hours. All donated medical equipment is checked for safety, cleaned and sanitized, and then lent out to seniors in need in Lake County. A letter of receipt will be provided for donated items.

The Council on Aging reserves the right to decline donations based on condition, need and/or storage constraints. It is recommended that you call the agency prior to donating any items to ensure that your donation can be accepted.

Anyone receiving equipment or supplies will need to sign a waiver of liability when picking up the item(s). It is recommended that you call ahead to see if the equipment you need is available. See below for the list of items we lend as well as accept for donation.

PICK UP HOURS: Items may be picked up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am-3:00pm.

DROP OFF HOURS: Donations can be made by leaving the equipment outside the POD Shed or lobby during regular business hours.

Equipment Available for Lending or Use

– Adjustable Canes
– Bedside Commodes
– Boost/Ensure (Not expired)
– Incontinence Supplies (Unopened only)
– Professional Grade Stainless Steel Grab Bars
– Raised Toilet Seats
– Reachers/Extenders
– Rollators
– Tub Seat/Tub Transfer Benches
– Walkers – Foldable
– Wheelchairs – Standard or Transport

Items Not Accepted*

– Bed Rails
– Breathing Machines (Nebulizer), Supplies/Tubing
– Clothing/Blankets
– Crutches
– Diabetic Supplies
– Handheld Urinals/Bedpans
– Hearing aids, Eyeglasses
– Hospital Beds
– Medications
– Oxygen Concentrators, Supplies/Tubing
– Specialty or Custom Wheelchairs

*As an alternative for those items we are not able to accept, please consider the McKinley Community Outreach Center , Medwish , or Services for Independent Living .

How to Get Started…

Our Information & Assistance (I&A) Specialists are the first point of contact for information about our programs and services. When you connect with us online via our ‘Send Us a Message’ Contact Form, an I&A Specialist will contact you back via the preferred method of contact you designate on the form.  Or, if you prefer, you may call us at (440) 205-8111 and ask to speak to an I&A Specialist regarding your needs.