(Currently offered at Georgetown location only)
InFocus Rehabilitation Centre has a Registered Physiotherapist who is an ADP Authorizer and is certified to assist patients with obtaining funding for bandaging supplies for lymphedema management. This is offered through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Assistive Devices Program (ADP).
What is the Assistive Devices Program?
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies. In some cases ADP pays 75% of the cost of items like walkers, wheelchairs, and positioning devices. If you are receiving social assistance benefits under Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), you may be eligible to receive more money.
Who can apply for this help?
Any Ontario resident who has a long-term physical disability and a valid Health Card issued in his or her name. Fact sheets on each category of equipment specify medical conditions people must meet to get help in paying for equipment.
Are there income limits for ADP assistance?
No. You are eligible for ADP whatever your income.
How do I apply for ADP assistance?
Everyone must start with an application or authorization form. You fill in part of the form. The rest will be filled in by other people.
If a medical assessment is required, who does it?
Usually a medical doctor who specializes in caring for people with your type of disability. Some people may also be assessed by a team of health care professionals. After examining you, the doctor will describe or confirm your physical problem on the form.
What happens next?
Usually, your doctor will refer you to an “authorizer”. This is a health care professional registered with ADP. He or she is trained to work with people who have your physical condition. The authorizer will assess whether you meet ADP funding criteria and help you decide which device is best for you. He or she will then describe on the form the equipment you need. After filling in the appropriate section, the authorizer gives you the form to take to a supplier to get your equipment. In some cases, the form is sent to ADP for approval before you purchase your equipment. At InFocus, Kathleen is our ADP Authorizer and she is certified to assist you in getting government funding for certain equipment.