Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness, in maintaining independence in their community. AADL provides funding for basic medical equipment and supplies to meet clinically assessed needs*.
Most AADL benefits have a cost-share amount that is paid by clients. Respiratory benefits do not have a cost-share requirement and seniors do not pay cost-share on prosthetic, orthotic, breast prosthesis, or ocular prosthesis. For all other benefits, clients pay 25% of the cost of program benefits up to a maximum of $500 per family per benefit year. Low-income Albertans and people receiving income assistance may be exempt from the cost-sharing portion.
* Note: An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through the AADL program.
For Medicine Hat and area (including Brooks – Oyen), contact Community Access and Placement at 403-529-8084 to be registered with Home Care.
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Weekends and Statutory Holidays: 8:00am-4:00pm
Services are targeted to:
– with a valid Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan card
– who require assistance because of a long-term disability, chronic illness, or terminal illness (long-term and chronic are defined as being 6 months or longer)
Clients may not be eligible if they are eligible to receive comparable benefits from another source, including:
– a private insurance plan
– Veterans Affairs (veterans who need help because of a medical condition from active duty)
– Workers’ Compensation Board
– Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Branch, Health Canada
If a benefit is not available through NIHB, and if clients are eligible for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), then AADL benefits can be accessed.