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Frail aging adults need safe medical equipment

Many times, frail aging adults cannot afford quality durable medical equipment. NCBAM's DME ministry is there to help.

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) is available to help churches or associations begin their own ministries that provide durable medical equipment (DME) to older adults in need.

DME includes assistive devices such as canes, rollators, walkers, wheelchairs, shower seats, and bedside toilets. These items can be expensive and are often not fully covered by Medicare. DME often makes a big difference in a person’s life as it allows for greater independence and mobility.

If you desire to start a DME ministry, NCBAM can partner with you by providing: guidelines and tips for starting your ministry, initial equipment (as available), waiver and gift-in-kind templates, and referrals of local needs.

NCBAM provides printed materials to share with your recipients such as plan of salvation cards to attach to pieces of equipment as well as safety checklists and fall prevention brochures to share with recipients.

Email or call 877.506.2226 to be connected with an NCBAM regional director in your area who can advise you and help you to assist frail elders in your community.

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