There are various community partners to provide care and support services for ALS clients. The following provincial government programs and ALS clinics can provide guidance and assistance:
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a service funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care that provides support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities, and provides access to personalized assistive devices appropriate to an individual’s basic needs.
To be eligible, individuals must hold an Ontario health card and have been living with a physical disability for six months or longer.
Requirements for each class of assistive devices may vary. To learn more, visit the ADP website
Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) provide community-based health care services for residents of Ontario.
Located in 14 communities across the province, CCACs are your connection to advice and health care options at home and in the surrounding community.
Each clinic is staffed by health care professionals who will assess your needs and determine your care requirements.
If CCAC services are determined to be needed, arrangements for in-home visitations by various specialists such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and personal support workers will be made. CCACs also provide information on Long-Term Care options for those unable to be independent at home. CCAC services are covered by OHIP.
To learn more, visit the CCAC website
Individuals who receive ADP funding assistance for power wheelchairs must use the Central Equipment Pool (CEP) service, which loans out high technology wheelchairs to ADP clients at a discounted price.
A rebate is given to cover outstanding client costs once the equipment is returned to the pool. Routine maintenance and repair costs are free to clients using CEP equipment, and any modifications to loaned equipment must be made through the CEP.
More information can be found by calling the CEP at 1-800-395-6661. To learn more, visit the ADP frequently asked questions website
CLICK HERE for a complete list of ALS clinics in Ontario.
Thank you to Oakville Community Foundation for providing $2,600 towards ALS Canada's Equipment Program. The Oakville Community Foundation is "All For Community" and provides funding each year to meet community needs.