Loan closet offers options for Calumet Co. residents

Calumet County Health Department secretaries Paula Piper and Melissa Suttner, (at left) display just a few of the items available to Calumet County residents through the Health Department’s loan closet. Also pictured is Supervisor Elizabeth Propson. Faye Burg photo

Calumet County residents have a convenient and free option when it comes to temporary home health care equipment needs.

Since the late 1970s, a loan closet has been a busy and popular part of the services offered on the second floor of the Calumet County Courthouse.

According to Home Health Care and Hospice Supervisor Elizabeth Propson, the loan closet exists to provide residents a valuable service when they are in need of assistance at home.

From sock aids, shoe horns and grabbers, to walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs and commodes, the Health Department loan closet can provide needed equipment without cost to residents wishing to try products before purchasing and those recovering from surgery or other ailments.

(Please see the February 25 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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