Leaders in Innovative Rehabilitation

Environmental Aids for
Daily Living Program

The Assistive Technology Clinic’s Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL) program aims to maximize the independence of persons with acquired disabilities by using specialized and customized technical solutions.


What are EADLs?

Environmental Aids for Daily Living are electronic devices used by individuals which enable them to interact with their environments (home, work, and leisure). Devices can include, but are not limited to:

  •  Accessible solutions from wheelchair or bed
  •  Accessible TV or Media Remotes
  •  Bed Controls
  •  Call bells for alerting care givers
  •  Door openers
  •  Household Lights and Appliances
  •  Page turners for E-readers
  •  Telephones (i.e. voice or switch activated)
  •  Other adapted solutions

Examples of our products:  HOME ENVIRONMENT CONTROL


Our Team Approach

At ATC, a client’s seating, mobility, and augmentative communication needs are all considered when determining EADL goals and solutions. We provide an interdisciplinary approach to provide client centered care. As such, the EADL team can include the following team members:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Computer Technician, Communicative Disorders Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist

Funding

Please note that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care does not provide financial assistance for EADLs; consequently, ATC’s EADL program is offered on a fee for service basis.

In some cases, subsidies are available; however, funding may also be available from third party agencies, or private insurance. Should funding assistance be required, application assistance can
be provided by ATC.

 

For more information please call:
ATC Baycrest at 416-784-3600 or ATC Sunnybrook at 416-480-5756