CalMedi Medical Supply, Socks Stockings Store Calgary NW

FUNDING ASSISTANCE AADL, Easter Seals, Alberta Seniors Program, NIHB

AADL Benefit Program
    The Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness to maintain their independence at home, in lodges or group homes by providing financial assistance to buy medical equipment and supplies.
    An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through this program. Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and those receiving income assistance are exempt from paying the cost-sharing portion.
    Calmedi is one of the AADL vendors for Calgary region.  Please call us to find out how to apply.  We do not qualify for recyclable products through AADL such as wheelchairs, wheeled shower commodes, and beds. We do however sell them to private clients obtaining funding through private insurance (through their company or private plans) or WCB.  As part of AADL authorization process, clients can request which vendor they prefer
to get their supplies from (client's choice) .  Clients usually choose the vendors they are familiar with or who are close by to their residence.  This way they can get timely service and assistance. Note that assessment usually take 6-10 weeks from the time the call to AADL is made.
Items CalMedi is authorised and covered under AADL program are:
- 2 and 4 wheeled walkers
- Bath and toilet aids
- Super poles
- Bed Rails
- Commodes wheeled and stationary 
- Compression Stockings 
- Incontinent supplies 

Alberta special needs assistance program

Allowable items – Special Needs Assistance
    The Special Needs Assistance for Seniors program provides a lump sum payment to eligible low-income seniors. A senior's income level and the type of item applied for will determine the amount funded.
    Items normally funded by the program include appliances, minor home repairs and some health and personal supports. The maximum assistance available is $5,000 in a benefit year.
Some items are not covered, including: vacations, gifts to family, and cosmetic home renovations such as upgrades, re-decorating or landscaping.
Which items are not funded
    Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have special circumstances, please explain it on a separate page and attach it with your documentation.
Lift Chairs are funded this program. 

Please ask any CalMedi store personnel for assistance in applying for the funding.

NIHB First Nations and Inuit

    The NIHB Program offers coverage for a range of Medical Supplies and Equipment items.
Medical Supplies and Equipment Benefits must be prescribed by:
A physician;
A nurse practitioner for certain medical supplies and equipment items, such as bandages, ostomy supplies, wheelchairs; or
A health professional licensed to prescribe by a province or territory and recognized by the Health Canada NIHB Program.
Easter Seals Alberta

    The Easter Seals Alberta Program provides specialized mobility equipment for individuals with physical disabilities. Our program makes it possible for clients to acquire power wheelchairs, scooters, and adaptive equipment for home and vehicle.
Fall Prevention
    Falls is the leading cause of injury related visits to emergency rooms across Canada. The fastest growing group represents 12.6% of the population. 35-40% of adults 65+ in good health fall at least once per year. Falls is the primary cause of deaths in people over the age of 65. In people 65+, falls are cause of death in 75% of incidences. Falls are also the second leading cause of spinal cord and brain injury in the older population. Read more on Fall Prevention.
Private Insurance
Some medical equipment and supplies are also covered by private insurance. Clients are adviced to inquire
their insurance agency about the coverage.