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Medical Equipment

We understand how expensive it is to care for a person living with ALS and the importance of the equipment needed to provide the best possible quality of life.  We offer temporary loaner equipment, including speech generating devices, to Florida residents with a verified diagnosis of ALS who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access their insurance (while in a nursing home or hospice) or who are waiting for insurance approval.  

Contact your Florida Chapter Regional Care Manager. for help navigating the insurance system to obtain Medical equipment, to apply for equipment grants and arrange for loaner equipment.  Out of State Patients may obtain resources for rental equipment by emailing Care Services or calling 888-257-1717 ext. 118.  

We collaborate with Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies, accessible van dealers and modification businesses that provide services to people with ALS. The following companies handle the Florida Chapter loaner closets throughout Florida and have specialists knowledgeable about the progressive equipment needs of persons with ALS:

Ability Medical Supply

Active Mobility Innovations

Bay Care Homecare


Ride Away Vans

Mobility Express

You can donate your van to The ALS Association Florida Chapter and the ALS community in Florida by contacting the Helping Van Network

Other Resources for Equipment and Assistive Technology:

Equipment for people living with ALS

Equipment Donations

Selecting the Appropriate Wheelchair

FAQs: When Your Speech is Affected by ALS

The Florida Relay System has special phones that can be used with communication devices and a Speech to Speech Relay for those with impaired speech.

Medical Equipment and Health Insurance