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Assistive Devices Program

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.

  • Patients can usually apply for a new piece of equipment every 5 years (new cushions every 2 years). Current equipment that is no longer suitable can be replaced, even if it is not 5 years old.
  • Terminally ill patients with a prognosis of less than six months are not eligible.
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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:

To Apply

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 Programm 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
Please Note: Because each case is unique, new equipment and supplies are being developed all the time. Patient needs vary, so please consider the above amounts as our best estimate for general reference only. Walkers/rollator accessories and batteries are not funded by the Assistive Devices Program.
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