Description

This program allows people with a disability or autism spectrum disorder to obtain the equipment they need to carry out their daily and domestic activities in their home.

Presentation and Objectives

The technical aids provided improve the individual’s autonomy and safety in their daily and domestic activities, reduce the need for outside help and help to keep them at home. The help provided also eases the workload of caregivers.

A wide variety of technical aids are available. They are allocated based on an overall assessment of the person’s needs and resources.

  • Aid for posture in bed (positioning cushion)
  • Protection aid
  • Bed pad
  • Bed restraints
  • Grab bar that attaches to the bed and other in-bed mobility aids
  • Protective bed rail
  • Bed control
  • Siderail
  • Air conditioner
  • Adapted child’s bed
  • Adjustable electric bed
  • Mattress and mattress pad
  • Blanket lifter
  • Head and leg lift
  • Height adjustable changing table, dedicated or adapted setting
  • Bed table
  • Bed trapeze

Aids for the bath or shower:

  • Posture aid for bath or shower seat
  • Transfer chair (transfer bench) and accessories
  • Shower telephone
  • Swivel lift for the bathtub
  • Bath board
  • Chair lift
  • Bath or shower seat (chair, stool)
  • Hammock-style seat and accessories
  • Posture support for the bathtub
  • Bath stretcher

Toilet aids:

  • Posture aid for toilet seat and accessories
  • Support bar
  • Commode chair
  • Splash guards
  • Swedish toilet aid
  • Seau et support de seau
  • Raised toilet seat and seat elevation
  • Posture support for the toilet
  • Toilet with perineal shower
  • Adaptation of standard aids
  • Walker
  • Kettle and bottle tipper
  • Brushes
  • Serving: basket or tray for walker
  • Jar opener
  • Stabilizer board
  • Reach aid for stove buttons and other applications
  • Non-slip pot stabilizer
  • Wheelchair table
  • Stool
  • Drinking aids: glass, cup, straw, bottle
  • Eating aids: removable plate edge, high-sided plate and bowl, divided plate
  • Utensils
  • Feeder
  • Forearm support
  • Raised plate

Transfer aids:

  • Lift on wheels, on detachable rails
  • Transfer belt
  • Transfer disc
  • Transfer board
  • Lift sling

Other types of aids:

  • Aids for zippers and tying shoes
  • Button fastener
  • Elastic fastener
  • Dressing hook
  • Sock puller
  • Mouth stick and base
  • Palmar cuff
  • Head stick
  • Reach extender
  • Universal handle
  • Manual pointer
  • Adapted or dedicated key ring
  • Removable access ramp
  • Call button
  • Intercom
  • Wander management system
  • Emergency call system
  • Posture aids related to activities of daily living (ADLs) at home, excluding locomotion
  • Bean bag
  • Tripp Trapp chair
  • Specialized cushion
  • Self-lifting and geriatric recliner
  • Head protection helmet
  • Protective glove
  • Neurostimulator
  • Capillary prosthesis
  • Adapted electric toothbrush
  • Dedicated and denture toothbrush
  • Dedicated brush and combs
  • Support for hairdryer
  • Tray or dish
  • Adaptation for razors
  • Nail brush with suction cups
  • Nail clipper
  • Nail files
  • Toilet glove
  • Sponge
  • Long-handled brush

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, the person must:

  • reside in Quebec and at the address reported as their place of residence;
  • have a physical, organic or significant and persistent intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder;
  • receive assistance from an integrated health and social services centre (CISSS) or integrated university health and social service centre in their region (CIUSSS).

A person is not eligible if he or she:

  • already benefits from coverage from another national or federal program or a private insurance program for the same type of assistance;
  • resides in a long-term care facility, intermediate residence (IR) or private centre.

Reimbursable Expenses

There is no fee or deductible to pay, except for the self-lifting recliner. If the person benefits from private insurance coverage, this program can pay the uncovered costs.

The person who receives the equipment must have it insured. It must be returned when the person is no longer using it or if the person dies.

If you receive benefits from the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, you could get a special benefit to obtain this assistance.

Process

To enrol in this program, contact your Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) or your Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS). For contact information, consult the following page: Finding Your Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) or Your Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre This hyperlink will open in a new window..

You will need to provide a medical certificate relating to the impairment.

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