The good news is that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ADP program funds basic, competitively priced, customized assistive devices for residents of Ontario with long-term or permanent physical disabilities. Age and income do not affect eligibility. Anyone with a disability for more than 6 months, who needs an assistive device and can safely operate it, is eligible.
More good news! ADP covers up to 75% of the cost of over 8,000 separate pieces of equipment and supplies: with special appropriations for diabetics through collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Grants are provided for ostomy supplies, and for needles and syringes for insulin-dependent seniors.
The remaining expense can often be handled through grants from:
A registered ADP therapist needs to assess your equipment needs at your place of residence . The therapist is responsible for completing the form.
It couldn't be simpler! Contact the nearest registered ADP therapist. If you don't know, contact your nearest hospital or senior center: they can direct you to the right person.
If there isn't one in your area, call us at 416-780-0230, and we'll get you set up with one. ADP therapists charge approximately $80 - $125 for the in-home assessment. The therapist will help you complete the application form which is sent to Assistive Devices Program processing centre. ADP therapists charge approximately $80 - $125 for the in-home assessment.
Approximate Cost of Equipment:
|EQUIPMENT||TOTAL||ADP PORTION||CLIENT PORTION|
|Folding Aluminum Walker||$ 172.00||$ 129.00||$ 43.00|
|Rollator Type 2 Mostly Indoor use||$ 309.00||$ 231.75||$ 77.25|
|Rollator Type 3 Indoor & Outdoor use||$ 416.00||$ 312.00||$ 104.00|
|Regular Wheelchair Type 2 w/ Seating||$ 2,800.00||$ 2,100.00||$ 700.00|
|Tilt Wheelchair Type 5 w/ Seating||$ 4,800.00||$ 3,600.00||$ 1,200.00|
|Power Wheelchair w/ Seating||$ 8,500.00||$ 6,400.00||$ 2,100.00|
|Scooter||$ 3,300.00||$ 2,475.00||$ 825.00|