Did you know that there are a variety of programs in Ontario that are set up to help people with disabilities live more comfortable and independent lives, at a reduced price and even for free? There can be many costs associated with assisted devices, home modifications, and personal care. Let’s take a look at a few.
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is designed to provide funding for over 8000 devices. Things as necessary as a diabetic and orthotic devices, oxygen supplies and wheelchairs can be costly. With the ADP, individuals are able to receive financial assistance for these necessities, with coverage ranging from a fixed cost per unit to full coverage. This program is available to any Ontario resident with a valid health card who is living with a disability for 6 months or longer.
The Home and Vehicle Modification Program (HVMP) can provide up to $15,000 in home or vehicle modifications to homeowners, tenants, vehicle owners and host families to assist with independent living and transportation. Individuals qualify if they are a resident of Ontario living with any disability or illness that affects mobility and personal care.
The Direct Funding Program (DFP) was set up to give more agency to those living with disabilities. With the DVP, individuals become the boss of their own care team. Funding is given to the individual to seek, interview, hire and manage workers who assist with activities at home, work, or in the community. Funding is also provided for a bookkeeper to help organize and manage payment of their care team.
At Hulpr, we believe in independence and access for our entire community. For more information on any of these programs, please see the list of resources below.
Assisted Devices Program
Home and Vehicle Modification Program
Direct Funding Program