Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL)

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

Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL) maximize the independence of persons with acquired disabilities by using specialized and customized technical solutions.

Each patient’s seating, mobility, and augmentative communication needs are all considered when determining EADL goals and solutions, and requires an interdisciplinary approach with Biomedical Engineers, Computer Technicians, Communicative Disorders Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech Language Pathologist working together to provide client-centered care.

REFERRAL REQUIREMENT

An OT referral is preferred, however patients may sign up independently by filling out our referral form; patients are accepted on a case-by-case basis at any point in the continuum of care.

FUNDING + COST

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; funding may also be available from third party agencies, or private insurance. Should funding assistance be required, application assistance can be provided by ATC.

Technology and tools for patient independence
Customized interdisciplinary approach for seating, mobility and augmentative communication needs
Increase patient capability and comfort

This program is provided by

Experts in Environmental Controls and Home Automation

Need Help with Environmental Controls or Home Automation?

We work with evika – experts in Environmental Controls to help our patients select and install the Environmental Aids for Daily Living that suit your lifestyle. Please follow the link below, and evika will guide you through the process.

Beginning April 1st

ATC Will Only Be Providing AAC Services

Beginning on April 1st, 2022, ATC will be permanently limiting its care to providing AAC services and will no longer be accepting referrals for neurology, seating and mobility, diet and nutrition, physiotherapy, or speech therapy.

Our AAC services will continue to operate from our new home – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre in Downtown Toronto – and is now open for referrals for all adult clients. We look forward to continuing our work through this program and encourage you to continue onto our website to learn more or to get in touch with our team.

Alternatively, if you are trying to reach one of the Neurologists who was previously working with ATC in support of a Movement Disorder or MS diagnosis, please feel free to contact them directly at 416 785 2500 Ext 2717, or fax your referral to 647 788 4886.