Many people who require lifting in their daily care are forced into nursing homes when spouses and other relatives cannot perform this task. Medicare and insurance companies do not cover the type of lifting devices that can be operated by only one person.

Provide home lifting devices that can be operated with minimal effort to transfer patients from their bed to a commode, wheelchair, or bath.

The Knights Templar of Detroit Commandery No. 1, a Masonic organization, sponsors a private, nonprofit foundation that provides funding through Project Freedom to install and maintain the equipment until it is no longer needed, at which time it is refurbished and loaned to another patient who wishes to be cared for at home.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a lift, click here for eligibility criteria and application form.


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