ILR is receives funding from the Wisconsin Assistive Technology (WisTech) Program that is funded through the Department of Health Services (DHS). With this funding we are able to purchase equipment for our consumers to try or borrow for a short time. The types of equipment ranges from low-tech devices such as magnifiers to high-tech devices such as wearable technology and iPads. This unique program gives consumers the opportunity to try out and explore assistive technology options before purchasing equipment.
We also receive donations of durable medical equipment (DME) from community members. Because these items come in as a donation, ILR is able to give them out to people in need for free. Examples of frequently available DME includes walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs and tub transfer benches. This program is available to anyone who may have a short or long-term need for equipment at no cost.
If you have a donation, please call the front desk at 608-787-1111 and schedule a time to discuss it with a staff person ahead of time. We cannot accept donations of diabetic and wound care supplies, personal care products like incontinence products, or large pieces of equipment like hospital beds and lifts.