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HELP is Here!

We at HELP are often asked to participate in health fairs, wellness events, lunch and learns and all sorts of other events where we can share information about who we are and what we do. Lately, we had an informational booth at the Omaha Healthy Living Expo at the Baxter Arena and saw so many…

HELP Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month
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HELP Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

HELP and occupational therapists share the same mission: Make a difference by helping people improve their quality of life and independence. “We sincerely thank all our occupational therapist partners who recommend our equipment, supplies and services to those in need,” said Tom Neal, HELP’s executive director. “We love it when occupational therapists stop by themselves…

We Have Hospital Beds!
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We Have Hospital Beds!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, HELP has a large inventory of high-quality, durable hospital beds. These 3- and 4-motor, adjustable beds are in excellent shape. Many feature wood headboards, sturdy mattresses and are designed for long-term care. The beds were donated by the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and Saunders County Medical in Wahoo,…

How to Shop for Medicare Coverage
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How to Shop for Medicare Coverage

Most of us look forward to the day when we can drop our expensive health insurance and sign up for Medicare. However, when that day arrives, many seniors are surprised to discover Medicare is more complicated than they initially thought. The available resources are plentiful, but it’s hard to wade through all the jargon to…

Jess to HELP: Y’all Rock!
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Jess to HELP: Y’all Rock!

Kidney disease compels “Jess” to use four or more catheters a day. Spending hundreds of dollars a month on the devices and desperate to reduce the cost, she had resorted to sanitizing used catheters by boiling them. Then Jess discovered HELP, which in addition to medical equipment rentals and long-term care planning, also offers a…

Jeremiah’s New Bed!
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Jeremiah’s New Bed!

We got a call on Tuesday from Jake. No, not Jake from State Farm…Jake from Boys Town. He told us of a mom and her three children who were facing good news that was causing a bit of a challenge. First off, the mother had to get out of a domestic situation immediately, but the…

#HELP-Helps
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#HELP-Helps

On Monday, December 31st we got a call from a social worker. They call us on occasion when they have a person who needs help. It could be for equipment rental, maybe a CPAP machine, feeding tube supplements or our consultative service of Long Term Care planning. It was already mid-morning and since it was…

The Story of the Stockings…
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The Story of the Stockings…

Each year for many, many years our organization has partnered with the Presbyterian Women’s organizations at several of the local churches to make and fill stockings for folks at our correctional facilities in the area. We had requests for over 3,000 stockings this year, a new record! Each stocking was hand sewn and we had…

Wanted: Wheelchairs and Hospital Beds!
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Wanted: Wheelchairs and Hospital Beds!

People walk through HELP’s doors every day seeking assistance due to illness, aging or physical limitations. Our ability to help them depends entirely on donations of gently used medical equipment and supplies. We currently are experiencing a serious shortage of wheelchairs – manual and transport – as  well as hospital beds. Our wheelchair inventory has…