What is ADP?
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a program operated by the Ministry of Health that provides consumer support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities. Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people with physical disabilities to increase their independence through access to assistive devices responsive to their individual needs. ADP contributes to covering the costs of items such as manual and power wheelchairs, rollators and walkers, scooters, and specialized seating.
What Equipment is Funded by ADP?
ADP covers over 8,000 separate pieces of equipment or supplies in the following categories : wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and other mobility aids; specialized seating systems; respiratory equipment including CPAP systems; oxygen and oxygen delivery equipment, such as concentrators, cylinders, liquid systems and related supplies, such as masks and tubing; orthoses (braces, garments and pumps); enteral feeding supplies; prostheses; and hearing aids.
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Who is Eligible for ADP Assistance?
Eligibility includes any Ontario resident who has a valid Ontario Health card issued in their name and has a physical disability of six months or longer. ADP does not pay for equipment available under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or to Group “A” veterans for their pensioned benefits. There are specific eligibility criteria which apply to each device category. We can assist you with that. An individual who has a chronic illness or dysfunction that requires long-term oxygen therapy may be eligible for home oxygen funding.
What is the Amount of Financial Assistance Available?
ADP pays up to 75 per cent of the cost of equipment, for wheelchairs, seating, scooters, walkers, orthopaedic braces, and breathing aids. For others, such as hearing aids, ADP contributes a fixed amount. With regard to ostomy supplies, breast prostheses and needles and syringes for seniors, the ADP pays a grant directly to the person. If you are on ODSP, have benefits from Ontario Works, or are covered through the Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities, you may be eligible to receive additional funds above the 75%. The Home Oxygen Program under ADP, called HOP, pays 100 per cent of the ADP price for oxygen and related equipment for seniors 65 years of age or older and for individuals 64 years of age or younger who are on social assistance, residing in a long-term care facility or who are receiving professional services through a Community Care and Access Centre, and 75 per cent of the ADP price for all others.
The price of the mobility equipment will be the same, no matter where you are located in Ontario. The prices of these devices have been established by the Ministry of Health and are listed below. ADP funds new equipment only. If you have already accessed ADP funding, the Program may pay for replacement equipment if your old equipment is worn out, or if your body size or needs have changed.
How Do I Apply?
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) requires that you undergo an assessment by a therapist who is registered as an "authorizer" by ADP. The authorizer will complete the application for the devices needed and forward it to ADP. Motion Specialties can assist you in finding a therapist who is authorized by ADP.
What is the Assessment?
The assessment can take place in your home or elsewhere (for example, school, hospital, nursing home, group home, place of business). At the assessment, the therapist will assess your condition and will determine how you will benefit from a mobility device, and which mobility device(s) will best fit your needs. They will then determine the size, model, and features of the equipment.
At the assessment, be sure to tell the authorizer that Motion Specialties is your vendor of choice. When you purchase a mobility device from Motion Specialties, you can be assured that you will receive the highest level of customer service and care, from the beginning of the assessment to as long as you own your equipment. For the assessment, Motion Specialties will provide the mobility equipment necessary. If the therapist feels that it is necessary, the equipment will be made available for a trial period prior to the ADP application being finalized. This will help to ensure that the products you get are suited to your needs.
After the Assessment
After the authorizer has determined that your are eligible to apply for a mobility device, he/she will fill out the ADP application form. You will be asked to sign it, and you or the therapist will mail it to the ADP office. While you wait for the approval for funding, Motion Specialties will provide you with rental or loaner equipment depending on your needs. You will be required to pay the client portion of the purchase price upon ordering the new equipment, or upon receipt of the equipment if it is in stock. At the ADP office, your application will be reviewed to ensure that you are eligible to receive the ADP funding. Once they approve your application, they will notify your therapist and Motion Specialties to let them know exactly how much money will be contributed to the purchase of your equipment.
A knowledgeable staff member at Motion Specialties will assist you in applying for funding through the Assistive Devices Program. Please call any one of our locations or the toll free number 1-888-222-2172.
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
1-800-268-6021 (Toll Free in Ontario only)
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Motion Specialties Corporate Office
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-222-2172
Corporate Address: 1925 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2M3