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Alberta Medical Equipment Funding Sources

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) - The Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) provides grants to help lower-income Albertans with mobility challenges modify their homes so they can enter and move around more easily.

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL)

The Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program has limited funds available for basic power wheelchairs. Many private insurance plans will also provide partial or full funding for power mobility. Service clubs and community organizations are often willing to raise money for power wheelchairs.

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible for benefits through Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) if you:

  • are an Alberta resident,
  • have a valid Alberta Personal Health Card, and
  • require assistance because of a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness. Long-term and chronic are defined as being six months or longer.

Each benefit has specific eligibility criteria that must be met.

You may not be eligible for AADL benefits if you are eligible to receive comparable benefits from another source, including:

  • Veterans Affairs (if you are a veteran who needs help because of a medical condition you got during active duty)
  • Workers' Compensation Board
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Branch, Health Canada. People who have treaty status on or off a reserve receive assistance from NIHB with their medical equipment and supplies.
  • a private insurance plan

Benefits provided through AADL include:

  • Bathing and toileting equipment
  • Hospital beds and accessories
  • Patient lifters
  • Specialized seating devices
  • Walkers and walking aids
  • Wheelchair cushions and accessories
  • Wheelchairs - manual and power

Click here for more information on the Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program.

For More Canadian Funding Options Visit: Canadian Funding

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