Red Cross

Health Equipment Loan Program

Through our Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP), a national program of the Canadian Red Cross, we’re providing health equipment to individuals dealing with illness or injury.

Thanks to donors, local funders and partners; and with the support of dedicated volunteers and staff, our Health Equipment Loan Programs empower thousands of people each year to live more independently.

How do we help?

Our Short Term Loan Program alleviates the pressures that come along with injury or illness; assists seniors with mobility issues, allows people to return home from hospital earlier, and supports those in palliative care who wish to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home.

For anyone who needs medical equipment to live safely at home, the Red Cross provides aids such as:

  • Wheelchairs

  • Walkers

  • Bath seats and benches

  • Commodes and toilet seats

  • Crutches and canes

  • Bed handles

  • Other durable medical equipment


This program is an integral part of the Canadian health care system and ensures the health and safety of our clients by requesting a referral from a registered health care professional for all equipment loans.

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