As many may know, Assistive Technology (AT) can be invaluable to people with disabilities. Unfortunately, AT is sometimes too expensive, not covered by insurance or the wait is too long to obtain the items. Because of this, several programs statewide offer equipment loaner programs. Check with your local CIL to see if they have such a service or can refer to another program.

In addition, there is a statewide website which contains inventory and information about many products that are available to loan. The website is idaho.at4all.com. If you need assistance with the website, you can contact your local CIL. Terms for borrowing or accepting donations may be different for each program, so please make sure you contact the agency prior to your visit.

At the Moscow office at DAC-NW, Inc, we would like to highlight a recent donation, the FAWSsit Portable Shower. This wheelchair shower or commode shower provides individuals with an inexpensive way to bathe when conventional bath or shower sizes and designs won’t suffice. The FAWSsit showers are compact and foldable as well, enabling you to store them when not in use. Can be set up anywhere with a water and drain source, such as a kitchen, laundry room, or in a bathroom with sufficient space. After the individual using the wheelchair shower or commode shower has been wheeled in place, water for the shower will come from a showerhead and hose that is attached to your water source. A pump drains out the water. See more information about this product here.  If you are interested in borrowing this device, please call James or Mellowdee for an appointment at (208) 883-0523/800-475-0070. Email James@dacnw.org or mbrooks@dacnw.org.