Medical Equipment to Borrow
See the Seniors Serving Seniors Directory for information about businesses providing a variety of medical supplies and aids. In addition to these specialty suppliers, many of the large equipment retailers listed below also provide supplies and small equipment.
Large equipment required on an ongoing basis will be more economical to purchase.
Medical equipment is available to borrow or rent from the organizations listed below as well as from some local pharmacies which have basic medical equipment rentals, like crutches and wheelchairs. Ranging from walkers to hospital beds, rental or borrowed medical equipment is a good solution for short-term equipment needs such as recovery from injuries or medical procedures.
|Canadian Red Cross Society - Victoria||250-382-2043|
|Canadian Red Cross Society - Salt Spring Island||250-538-4834|
|Galiano Health Care Centre||250-539-3230|
|Mayne Island Health Clinic||250-539-2312|
|Mount Newton Centre Society||250-652-2112|
|Pender Island Health Care Society||250-629-3242|
|Sooke Loan Cupboard Community Assistance Society||250-389-4607|
|Wescom Medi-Lend Society||250-478-5373|
Medical Equipment to Purchase
Equipment required on an ongoing basis will be more economical to purchase. A doctor, VIHA Case Manager or medical equipment salesperson from one of the suppliers listed below will be able to provide advice about the equipment best suited to create a safe and comfortable life at home.
|Canada Scooters - Sidney||250-654-0021|
|Canada Scooters - Victoria||250-383-7383|
|City wide Scooter and Wheelchair Sales and Service||250-478-2978|
|Home Health Care Supply||250-474-6966|
|Island Four Wheels Freedom||250-812-0400|
|Island Mediquip - Victoria||250-590-3436|
|Island Mediquip - Westshore||250-391-0388|
|Rexall Home Health Care||250-384-7196|
|Shoppers Home Health Care||250-370-2984|
|Vancouver Island Medical Supply - Sidney||250-656-2155|
|Vancouver Island Medical Supply - Victoria||250-384-4060|
Medical equipment may also be purchased online from stores like Sears, or from second-hand sources like UsedVictoria and Craigslist. One small but very important piece of equipment is a medical ID bracelet or necklace that alerts people to any major illnesses or allergies.
|Canadian Medic-Alert Foundation||1-800-668-1507|