Used mobility equipment

Stories A Great Opportunity for Therapists November 18, 2014 by Bonnie Pruckler, PT
As a physical therapist working in pediatrics for most of my career, I have always loved Rifton equipment. There’s a certain excitement in how the right device can transform a child’s life. As part of this passion, I began to collect used equipment and wheelchairs to donate them to organizations that provide them to children and adults who cannot afford them. Before long, I found myself...
Tips & Advice Equipment Exchange Programs May 24, 2013
Obtain or donate used AT devices and equipment via web-based information exchange.
Stories Now that's NEAT! November 13, 2012 by Erna Albertz
Beyond Used Disability Equipment Having lived in England for six of the past 10 years, I became familiar with Children’s Centers, “one-stop shops” for young children and their families offering services from daycare and parenting classes to therapy and medical counseling all under the same roof. So it was a pleasant surprise to discover the NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Center...
Tips & Advice Rehab Equipment Exchange February 21, 2012 by Joyce Clark, PT
A Solution for Finding Used Rehab Equipment Rehab Equipment Exchange started locally. As a pediatric physical therapist for 35 years, I was well aware of the high cost of new equipment. Often patients only need equipment on short term as either functional improvement or age growth limit extensive use of the same piece of equipment. When making home visits, I would see unused equipment being used as plant...
Stories Remembering Duane December 06, 2011 by Elena Noble, MPT
Today I have a special post for you. It is the story of a loved and special member of the Rifton community. Duane was a beauty, even by baby standards. At three months though, the seizures set in – up to 15 a day – leaving him with brain damage. Duane never spoke a word, never took an independent step, and he needed an attendant every hour of his life. He died this November 15. He was 31. Yet...
Tips & Advice Donate Your Used Equipment March 30, 2010
Updated: March 22, 2016 These organizations accept used adaptive equipment to re-furbish and provide it to families in need in the US or internationally. If you know an organization not listed here, or if you have feedback on those recommended on this page, please email us at info@rifton.com. To find an organization that offers the opportunity to loan, borrow, or directly exchange equipment via web-based...
Tips & Advice Equipment Recycling AT Access Sites in Kansas June 14, 2006
Why are there pieces of durable medical equipment on curbsides, flea markets, yardsales…and in dumps? What about re-utilization of quality equipment? The State Assistive Technology Act, first passed in 1988, is a federal law that requires state responsibility in four areas regarding equipment: (1) demonstration (2) loan (3) support for financing and….did you know? (4) equipment re...