Adaptive Equipment Lending
BVS maintains an extensive adaptive equipment inventory for lending, which can be used by individuals with developmental disabilities living at home. The goal of this program is to provide needed equipment to families, in conjunction with a therapist or other professional, for short-term loan.
The types of equipment include:
- Mobility devices (strollers, walkers, Kid Karts, scooters)
- Positioning devices (feeder seats, Rifton chairs, standers, Tumble Form)
- Therapy equipment (mirrors, balls, wedges, toy bars)
- ADL items (bath chairs, adaptive toilets)
Please call to inquire about the availability of a specific item or to schedule an appointment to visit Baker Victory Services and see the complete inventory of equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is the loan period?
- The loan period is 6 months. The date the equipment is due back will be written on the equipment loan form. The parent and Therapist receive a copy of that form.
Can there be an extension?
- If after the 6 month the Therapist determines the equipment is still needed; he/she can contact the loan program to request a 3-month extension.
What should be done if the equipment breaks while on loan?
- The equipment is inspected for safety and proper working conditions prior to being loaned out, and when it is returned. If it requires repair while on loan, please contact us right away. If we are unable to repair it in the home, it will be brought back to BVS and returned once repairs are made.
What type of equipment is available?
- Mobility: Walkers, Scooters, Kid Karts, Wheelchairs, Gait Trainers
- Positioning: Standers, Rifton Chairs, Tumbleform Chairs and Wedges
- ADL: Bath Chairs, Adapted Toilets
- Other: Therapy Peanuts, Weighted Vests
Who is eligible to participate?
- The loan program is funded by WNY DDSO Family Support Services and equipment is to be used by individuals with developmental disabilities who are eligible for services through NYS OPWDD.
Equipment Lending Form (.pdf file)
Call us at (716) 828-9485, fax (716) 828-9596, or use the form below.