Question: What types of assistive devices exist for me as a senior, and how can I get more information about it?

As we age, there are a variety of tasks that present more challenges than we were previously accustomed to. In response to these changes, there are a variety of ‘Assistive Devices’ that you can use in order to help make these tasks easier and less stressful.

You can type “assistive devices” into the Find bar of the Seniors’ Services Directory to find out about a range of local businesses and organizations that can provide products including: orthotics, hearing aids, vision aids and mobility devices.

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The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) offers financial assistance to Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities to obtain assistive devices that meet an individual’s need for tasks of daily living. ADP covers a wide range of equipment and supplies from a number of different categories. There are specific eligibility criteria that need to be met in order for you to take advantage of this service. For more information, contact the Assistive Devices Program at: 1-800-268-6021. You can also check out more information specific to this program at the following link: http://health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html

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