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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ATC has had to limit the number of referrals we can see. Consequently, we can only accommodate our internally referred patients and will not be accepting any community referrals for our Seating and AAC clinics at this time.
We will continue to see our existing ALS, stroke, MS and PD patients and internal referrals for these diagnoses in Seating and AAC clinic.
Thank you for your understanding.