COVID-19 UPDATE from Goodwill Home Medical Equipment regarding AT Reuse
“Goodwill Home Medical is open with regular business hours during this public health emergency. We are taking all precautions noted below maintaining the safety of our staff and customers. In the warehouse / store we are offering disposable gloves to anyone that wishes to use them while shopping and daily we sanitize all the customer service desk, phones, merchant services surfaces. We continue to maintain and follow the CHAP standards of care for sanitization on all equipment received and sold. As it relates to our donation process, we are screening our callers with additional respiratory health and out of the country questions before we pick up any items at their home. Our drivers have sanitization wipes on the truck to use for all equipment picked up, wear gloves and have face masks should they feel a need when approaching a customer. The inside of our truck is wiped down daily with a disinfectant solution and documented within the maintenance logs.”
Richard West ATAC is committed to promoting the “re-use” of AT. This is important to consumers and family members because of the increasing numbers of individuals who need equipment, have limited or no access to assistive devices and can benefit from the abundance of used equipment currently available that is no longer in use by the consumer. There maybe many reasons why a person is no longer using the AT it could be that they have outgrown the device, there was never proper training on the device, death, etc. Rather than toss the device in a landfill which is in itself useless. Richard West ATAC Center believes in re-purposing AT.
This program gives the opportunity for those who need AT to obtain it for free or at substantial cost savings.
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