If you are in need of medical supplies to recover from an injury or surgery, please visit our medical loan closet to see if we have what you need. Some of the supplies that are available are ...

  • Crutches
  • Walkers
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Wheelchairs

The medical loan closet is based on a first come, first serve with items loaned out and returned. Learn more by calling us at 928-634-4254 or by visiting us at ...

Catholic Charities
736 N. Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Lorena's Story

If you are like so many people who live alone without support, we want to encourage you to use our medical loan closet. Or if you struggle living on a fixed income and have experienced sickness or injury, you many find yourself struggling to find money to get what you need to recover.

Like Lorena, who at age 65, struggled to recover when she injured her knee and wasn’t able to get the support she needed to get better.

Without support equipment, she had problems walking even a few steps. In addition to the painful recovery, she couldn’t get to kitchen, bathroom or her bedroom.

Lorena could not afford a walker or other needed items, so she suffered alone. There were times during her recovery where Lorena’s leg was immobilized and she could not walk at all.

From a friend, Lorena learned about Catholic Charities’ loan closet.  She borrowed a cane, knee brace, raised toilet seat and a mobile toilet.

“I could not walk, and I could not make it to the bathroom,” said Lorena. “I could not have afforded this equipment, so this allowed me to take care of myself.”

The borrowed equipment provided Lorena with much more than a helping hand; it allowed her to maintain her independence and dignity. Lorena said the equipment, “saved me” during her recovery.

 

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