Lending Closet

COVID-19 Update:

The Lending Closet is open for loaning out and accepting returns of previously borrowed equipment as well as donations of mobility equipment. Appointments must be made to borrow, return or donate equipment. Due to health and safety concerns, the Lending Closet will no longer loan out or accept personal care/hygiene equipment such as raised toilet seats, commodes, transfer benches, shower chairs or crutches. 

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. by appointment only

At our Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Campus in Northfield, we operate a Lending Closet from which people can borrow durable medical equipment. The Lending Closet is particularly useful for older adults who are recovering at home after surgery or illness. Items can be borrowed for a period of three months. Extended borrowing periods can sometimes be accommodated, if our inventory permits. This is a free service, and there are no membership, residency, age or income requirements for those who wish to borrow items. Monetary donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. 

Our inventory fluctuates based on public demand, but these items are generally available:

  • Canes
  • Long-Handled Shoe Horns
  • Reachers (for picking up objects)
  • Sock Aids (to assist with putting on socks)
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs

For more information or to make an appointment, please call our Administrative Offices at 847.784.6000. 

Funds (in whole/part) for this program were provided through an award from AgeOptions through grants from the Illinois Department on Aging and/or Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Title III of the Older Americans Act.