Convalescent Aid Society
Disability Services in Pasadena, CA
Convalescent Aid Society has been helping improve the quality of life in Pasadena and its neighboring communities through the free loan of wheelchairs and other medical equipment for in-home use since 1923. Presently we're serving over 10, 000 customers. We not only loan wheelchairs but a host of other medical equipment. We bring together a caring community where you'll meet those who need the medical equipment we provide and the generous friends who donate both needed items and funds so we can serve more families.
read moreThe Convalescent Aid Society is a 90-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life through the loan of medical equipment for in-home use. Since we opened in 1923, the agency has expanded from serving the residents of Pasadena, to addressing the needs of those throughout the greater San Gabriel Valley, Glendale, and Burbank. CAS is a non-profit organization that is funded entirely by private donations, bequests and endowments. Because of this, we are able to provide our services at absolutely no cost.
read moreMore than 18,000 items are available for loan such as: canes, commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, bath chairs, transfer benches, hospital beds and much more. All equipment are repaired, cleaned and sanitized. Delivery service is available at a reasonable cost for hospital beds. We have over 13,000 active clients at any given time, and add nearly 200 new clients every month. To arrange a free loan of medical equipment, simply come into our main office in Pasadena to complete a simple application, or contact us if you have any questions.
read moreConvalescent Aid Society was founded in 1923 by seven Pasadena residents who were concerned about indigent people who were discharged from hospitals and who were unable to afford the various things one needs during convalescence at home. An earlier history of CAS describes the desire to "give help to people who fall through the cracks of assistance from other agencies, and to those who usually provide for their families and themselves, but who, because of illness, hardships or convalescence need some special assistance without regard for the scrutiny, rules and regulations that so many organizations require before help can be given."