ReUse Network

ReUse Network Logo circle

As the ReUse Network has grown, it is the partnerships among local and state organizations, providers, and volunteers that make equipment reuse possible.


What is the FUTURE impact of reuse and why is it important?

Increases the independence of consumers: Being able to access equipment (not covered by insurance, ineligible for funding, or no available funding) makes it possible for Nebraskans to be independent at home, school, and work.

Protects our environment: Every year over 2 MILLION TONS of medical waste is produced in the United States. This waste fills up our landfills and pollutes our ground water and air.

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Since October 1, 2016 ATP has prevented 5,428 pounds of equipment from going to Nebraska landfills.

A network member says, "This group is definitely making a difference for equipment reuse in Nebraska!


Contact the Network: 

1. Do you need equipment or do you have equipment to donate?

• To search equipment availability or to donate equipment, find a network partner near you listed below and visit at4all.com (Some network partners have their equipment listed and you will have access to other options.) 

2. Do you have equipment that is no longer usable?

• Contact the Nebraska Recycling Council  

The Council's Nebraska Recycling Guide is a premier reuse and recycle resource where you can search by types of materials, drop off locations, and locate other resources.

3. Does your organization or agency want to be a Reuse Network partner?

• Explore network membership by contacting Kristi Berst, ATP Program Coordinator, (402) 595-1613 or kristi.berst@nebraska.gov


 Find a ReUse Partner near you!                                                            

  ReUse Partners (text and large print) directory

 

Reuse is the term used to refer to recycled, reused, or repaired durable medical equipment (DME), adapted devices, or assistive technology.

Katrina donations being loaded on truck

Nebraska's ReUse Network has been hard at work since 2005. A statewide Nebraska Equipment Drive collected and shipped donations to hurricane Katrina survivors. Individuals who needed equipment after they had to evacuate or were injured during the storm, benefited from a donation of 100 wheelchairs, 162 walkers, 29 hospital beds and a variety of other items.

Central

Central

 

ReUse Partner

Equipment

Eligibility

Grand Island

Independence Rising

3335 W. Capital Ave.

Jamie Meyer

(308) 382-9255

www.cilne.org

Durable medical equipment: crutches, walkers, toilet risers, shower benches, hospital beds, wheelchairs

Items available for nominal rental fee

Hastings

Nebraska AgrAbility

2727 West Second Street

Rod Peterson

(800) 471-6425, (402) 984-3819

agrability.unl.edu

Portable machinery access lift, ramps

Experience a disability and income agriculture base

AT4All/Assistive Technology Partnership

• Cozad

1910 Meridian Ave.

Jeri Johnson 

(308) 784-2525

 

• Kearney

315 W. 60th Street, Suite 300

Tresa Christensen

(308) 865-5023                                          

(800) 683-6699

Call for equipment and staff availability.

www.at4all.com

 

Durable medical equipment for free loan for daily living: walkers, wheelchairs – regular and transport, canes, crutches, portable ramps, bed assist bars, toilet safety frames, and more.

None

Kearney

League of Human Dignity

3811 29th  Ave.

(308) 224-3665

www.leagueofhumandignity.com 

 

Durable medical equipment rental

 

 

 

 

 

Southeast

Lincoln

 

ReUse Partner

Equipment

Eligibility

Aging Partners: Durable Medical Equipment

233 S. 10th Street

Suite 101

Linda Stevenson

(402) 441-3025

lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/aging/index.htm

Donate equipment:

http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/aging/pdf/

DurableDonationsNeeded2.pdf

Medical and assisted living 

Minimum age 60 years

AT4All/Assistive Technology Partnership

3901 N. 27th Street, Suite 5

Steve Miller

(402) 471-0734

www.at4all.com

Durable medical equipment, rehab assistance, technology (ramps, walkers, wheelchairs, beds, canes, crutches, etc.

 

 

Chrissy’s Closet

5930 Vandervoort Drive, Suite A

Chrissy Scheer, PT, CPST

(402) 420-2099

Current inventory listed on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Chrissys-Closet-512694235547627/

 

Pediatric adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, gait trainers) and disposable medical supplies (trach/respiratory, g-button, and incontinence supplies)

Ability to pick up

Lincoln E.D. Connections

2300 S. 16th Street

Galen Bernadt

(402) 481-4165

 

Durable medical Equipment (DME)

 

Catholic Social Services

1300 N. 14th Street

Nick Miller

(402) 417-0385

www.cssisus.org

Lift chairs, hospital beds, scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches

 

Beatrice

 

 

Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging

103 Eastside Blvd.

Rachel Theye, BSW, CSW Care Manager

(888) 317-9417

https://www.braaa.org

 

 

Equipment varies

Priority to age 60 and over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Eastern

 

Eastern

 

 

ReUse Partner

Equipment

Eligibility

ALS in the Heartland

1320 S. 119th Street

Khadijah Lane

(402) 592-2374 Ext. 204

www.alsintheheartland.org

Communication aids, aids for daily living (bathroom equipment, lifts, power/manual wheelchairs, walkers,) respiratory aids, portable ramps

Diagnosis of ALS by a qualified neurologist; Complete an Equipment Loan Agreement and Waiver; and reside in the Heartland’s service areas of Nebraska and Iowa

AT4All/Assistive Technology Partnership

1313 Farnam Street, Suite 305

Kristi Berst

(402) 595-1613

www.at4all.com

Durable medical equipment, rehab assistance, technology (ramps, walkers, wheelchairs, beds, canes, crutches, etc.

 

HELP Adult Services

1941 S. 42nd Street, Site 201

Kurt Bushman

(402) 341-6559

www.helpadultservices.org

Call for availability.

Rental fees.

Mobility Equipment Restoration

Marne and Hans Iwand

www.mobilityequipmentrestoration.com

(402) 415-7338

Pediatric equipment

None

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

14344 Y Street, Suite 100

Erin Galvin

(402) 390-2914

www.mda.org

 

 

Power and manual wheelchairs, youth medical stroller, shower chair, bath transfer bench, commode, lift chair, youth and adult standers, single and three point canes, walker, rollator walker, etc.

Formal diagnosis of one of the 43 types of neuromuscular diseases covered by the MDA and register with an MDA office

NanoPac, Inc.

13110 Birch Dr. Suite 148, #102

Patrick J. Fischer

(402) 905-2697

www.nanopac.comnanopacnorth.com

 

Products for low vision and blindness, braille

(used products and accept trade-ins)

Resident of Nebraska or Iowa

 

 

 

Western

 

Western

 

 

 

ReUse Partner

Equipment

Eligibility

Scottsbluff

AT4All/Assistive Technology Partnership

505A Broadway, Suite 500

Brent Dierkson

(308) 632-1332

www.at4all.com

Call for equipment availability.

 

 

 

 

 
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