When people call to request an item from our loan closet, they are often dealing with the stress of a loved one's recent illness or surgery and the equipment we loan them helps ease some of that anxiety. The Beverly A. Sharrer Medical Equipment Loan Closet makes the purchase or rental of temporary home health care equipment unnecessary for Frederick County residents. We offer free, 60 day loans of items such as wheelchairs and walkers. Donating to help support the loan closet is a great way to make a difference for as many as 1,000 friends and neighbors in Frederick each year. In addition to individual donations, our loan closet has received generous grant support from The Women's Giving Circle, The Ausherman Family Foundation and The United Way of Frederick County.
Use of the Medical Equipment Loan Closet is open to any Frederick County resident, regardless of income. Staff are available 10:00-2:00 Monday, Thursday and Friday to arrange for a medical equipment loan. PLEASE call in advance and speak to the Loan Closet Coordinator to arrange for equipment pick up.
Our inventory of equipment generally includes:
- Transport wheelchairs
- Shower chairs and benches
- Walkers with and without wheels
- Regular and quad canes
- Bedside commodes and elevated toilet seats
- Multiple small aids and devices for independent living
Depending on the limits of our storage space, we often accept donations of gently used equipment in the categories listed above but please check in advance.
Please call Federated Charities at 301-662-1561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this program or would like to pick up an item.