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.

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

Ready for a Referral?

Download the referral document here, or share it directly with your physician if you know their email address.

COVID-19 NOTICE

Please note that all ATC clinics are closed until further notice due to Covid-19. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment in the future, when we are able to do so.

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