Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL) Program
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
ATC’s Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL) Program maximizes 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. We provide 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.