Category Archives: Funding

ADP Ostomy Grant Increase

Pouches

Coloplast Urostomy & Ostomy Pouches

I received a letter today from the Ontario Ministry of Health regarding an increase in the grant amounts paid to Ontario residents who live with an ostomy on a permanent basis.

What’s an Ostomy?
An ostomy, for those who do not know, is an opening on the outside of the body from the large or small intestine or urinary bladder. People have ostomies because of injury or disease to the normal path for elimination has been damaged beyond repair. I’ve had a ileostomy, an ostomy connected to the small intestine, for over 20 years so I’m writing from personal experience.

What is the ADP Program?
A little background on the ADP Program. ADP was created in the 1980s by the Ontario Ministry of Health to aid people financially who require medical devices, supplies and equipment for medical reasons. Initially the ADP Program paid 75% of the cost for these products for all Ontario citizens and the 100% for those on social services. So what would happen was a user would purchase the supplies they needed from an approved vendor and pay their portion and the vendor would bill the ADP portion for their portion. Continue reading

Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program (AADL)

Folding Wheelchair

Invacare Patriot Wheelchair

I’ve just added a short article on the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program for those interested. The program is only available to residents of Alberta who have a long term (six months or more) medical need for equipment and medical supplies.

In many ways it is similar to the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) but it caps the user contribution to $500.00 per year, in some categories of equipment, the user may get a used piece of equipment instead of new and amny bathrooom aids are included.

If you have an interest in this program you can read more at: https://mobilitybasics.ca/aadl