n4a's Preferred Providers: Medline

Do older adults in your community contact your agency seeking information on where they can find supplies—canes, walkers or wheelchairs, for example—that help them continue living in their homes and in the community? If so, Medline, an n4a Preferred Provider, can help your agency better serve the older adults in your community.

As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, Medline is the perfect partner for AAAs looking to provide the much-needed medical supplies to older adults in their communities. Thanks to n4a's Preferred Provider partnership with Medline, n4a members can access savings on some of the medical supplies most commonly purchased by AAAs and Title VI programs, which will help you manage expenditures in a challenging budget environment.
But don't take our word for it. Don Smith, Director of the United Way of Tarrant County AAA, says, “Access to the medical equipment that we can provide through the special n4a-negotiated rates from Medline has helped older adults in Tarrant County stay in the community. I highly recommend that n4a members take advantage of this special partnership to help ensure older adults have access to the tools they need that help them continue living at home.
“With Medline, we have seen an average of 40 percent cost reduction on durable medical equipment compared to other vendors in our market, which has resulted in more than $104,000 worth of savings in 2019 alone. Our case managers feel that with Medline they can provide more products and supplies to their clients than they would be able to with other DME vendors.”
Does that pique your interest? If so, learn more about Medline and n4a's other Preferred Providers at



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