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Options Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living

Durable Medical Equipment Loaner Program
318 3rd Street NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
TTY: 218-773-6100
Fax: 218-773-7119

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

Technical assistance on accessibility is provided which includes on site evaluations; plan review, and/or program access. Options has provided assistance to Federal, State and local governmental entities, private businesses, and outdoors facilities as well as for individual home owners. Currently assistance is offered to homeowners who need ramps built to access their homes. Assistance includes site evaluation, funding alternatives, and if funding is available, construction of a ramp.

Options also provides an equipment loan service for area residents who are working on securing their own equipment and need equipment on a temporary basis. Equipment loan is on a first come first served basis and includes such item as wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, portable toilet handrails, walkers, and crutches.

Options has various pieces of recreational equipment that people can view and checkout in order to decide if the equipment would benefit them prior to purchasing. Some of the items include, cross country ski sled, skating sled, shooting controls for a rifle or shotgun, electric fishing reels, playing card holders and shufflers, hand operated bicycle, beach chair, beach walker, tree stand for people who are unable to climb ladders, and various electric mobility devises.

Ages Served:
All ages

Types of disabilities served:
All disabilities and the elderly

Area of Minnesota served:
Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Norman, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Hubbard and Clearwater

Eligibility criteria:
Person with a disability or a family member of a person with a disability

Maximum amount individual can receive:
Not given

Funding Assistance:

  • Loan Device
  • Information and Referral

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning
  • Recreation/Leisure

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671

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