The Government of Alberta, through its Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program (AADL), provides funding to people who have a chronic medical condition or a disability for longer than six (6) months. Community Aids to Independent Living(CAIL) has AADL authorizers like, occupational therapists and registered nurses who will assess people who meet this criteria. By meeting them within their homes, at equipment vendor sites, or a site clinic. Health providers assess to see what medical supplies and/or equipment is needed through the Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program. Providing needs for;
The referral is then routed to Community Aids to Independent Living (CAIL) program from Community Care Access. If people are assessed by CAIL and meet AADL authorization criteria, the CAIL staff can access supplies and/or equipment through the AADL Process. Funding may depend on meeting AADL funding criteria and range from full payment to cost share depending on a number of factors.
Public transport available. Grandin LRT, 1 block S of Edm General Hospital. Bus stops in front of facility.
Must have a chronic health condition or disability of 6 months or longer
All referrals need to go through Continuing Care Access.
As per the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program, clients pay 25% of the cost of their aids or equipment, up to $500 a year per family. Individuals need to pay extra if they choose a product or piece of equipment that exceeds the cost of what AADL covers.
Depending on a family’s taxable income and if they are accessing social assistance programs (e.g. AISH), they may not have to pay for the cost of the aids or equipment.