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Need a wheelchair, walker or other medical equipment?

With the generous equipment donations from various community members, the Grandview Resource Council Inc. has been able to establish the Medical Equipment Loan Program. This program provides assistive living medical equipment to anyone in need for short periods of time. We offer wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, and more.


  • Equipment Rental or loan is no longer than a 3 month period. After a 3 month period a renewal form for that particular item has to be signed.
  • It is the responsibility of the borrower to see that the equipment is returned to Grandview Resource Council Office cleaned (sanitized) and in good condition.
  • There is no rental charge for the items, but a borrower can make a donation to the Grandview Resource Council Equipment Loan Program.
  • Any damage to equipment is the responsibility of the user.


If you have equipment at home that you don’t know what to do with, the Grandview Resource Council will gladly accept any equipment donations to help community members that have a temporary need such as:

  • You are recovering from an injury or surgery.
  • You want to try the equipment before buying it.
  • You are waiting for insurance coverage approval.
  • You are helping a friend or relative accept the idea of using equipment.
  • You are ill and uncertain about the period of need.
  • You are a visitor to the area who may not be able to transport your own equipment.

The Role of the Insurance Broker

When an individual buys insurance coverage, there are numerous different factors that must be taken in consideration before making a decision. Since policy coverage and insurance providers can vary greatly, everyone should know what the differences entail in order to make the best decisions possible. Because the rates and the terms can make a significant difference in how much people are paying out of pocket and how much they will paid when filing their claims, consumers should look very closely prior to making an investment. In some cases, the consumer may find that shopping around is not always as simple as they may think, so they may elect to solicit assistance from licensed brokers in the industry. With that being said, here are some of the primary roles that these professionals play and the services that they provide to the consumer.

Explain Terms – Average Consumer

When an individual buys any type of insurance coverage, it is important that they read the terms of the policy prior to signing the document. The terms of each policy will determine what the responsibilities and duties are of the insurance company when a consumer files a claim. For example, when the policy holder has a fire in their home, the terms will specify exactly how much in financial award that the policy holder will receive. From paying for all of the contents in the home to giving the policy holder money for the family to stay in a hotel, these items are specified in the contract. That said, one of the basic roles of the insurance broker is to explain this information in advance and how it will apply to that specific consumer.

Find the Best Coverage Among Competing Insurance Providers

In addition to explaining the terms of the insurance policy, the broker is also responsible for finding the best insurance provider for that individual or family. In order to provide the best options, the broker will shop around in the industry for the most reputable companies with the best deals and coverage. Meaning they have the expertise and the knowledge to point the consumer in the right direction so that they can make an informed choice.

Most Affordable Prices

When a broker sits down with their clients, they usually secure a profile of information of what they need and their preferences. In some situations, the buyer may only want the minimum amount that their budget can afford. In others, the consumer is seeking for the maximum amount of coverage so that they can be fully covered if they have to file a claim. Regardless to the consumer and their specific needs, the broker’s job is to shop around for the most affordable prices based on the consumer’s request.

Choosing the right kind of insurance coverage and company can be a difficult task for the average person. This is one of the main reasons why people normally seek out additional assistance from an insurance broker. The role that these professionals play is usually comprehensive since it includes explaining how the industry policies work, choosing the best insurance providers and coverage at the most affordable prices.