CARE Chest Medical Resource Programs
Durable medical equipment is loaned for as long as it is needed, and one-time use supplies can be re-ordered monthly. For special circumstances, clients who do not fall into CARE Chest income guidelines borrow equipment for temporary use. Medical equipment and supplies available include (but are not limited to) safety and mobility items such as wheelchairs, walkers, and transfer benches, nebulizers, incontinency products, wound care, lice treatment, and ostomy supplies.
In partnership with regional pharmacies, CARE Chest clients who are income qualified can receive up to $100 annually as a supplement for the cost of prescriptions or co-pays. Assistance is applied at the point of purchase.
Syringes and testing supplies, including blood-glucose monitors, test strips and lancets, are distributed as needed on a monthly basis for prescribed patients. Prescription assistance up to $100 annually is also available for diabetes medications.
CARE Chest offers liquid medical nutrition, known medically as “enteral” products, for income-qualified clients who can provide a doctor’s prescription. Popular brands include Ensure, Glucerna (for diabetics) and Carnation Instant Breakfast.
Independent Living and CARE Loan
CARE Chest connects clients with resources like home and vehicle modifications and assistive technology. CARE Chest also administers a low-interest loan program to fund similar projects. For more information on the Independent Living Program Manager contact Bob Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the CARE Loan Program, please contact Chris Jensen at email@example.com
CARE Chest offers periodic classes covering a variety of topics from managing chronic disease, to diet and fitness. Classes are taught by local medical professionals. The program also connects clients to other resources, including a library of educational material. Click here for more information about current class offerings or contact Project Coordinator, McKenzie Lay, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With exceptions for special circumstances, CARE Chest programs are available based on federal poverty guidelines. Please call to determine whether you qualify.