Helps people who have a chronic health condition or disability get basic medical aids and equipment.
Community Aids to Independent Living (CAIL) is a team of healthcare providers working in the community to help people access basic medical supplies, aids and equipment that is primarily funded by the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program (AADL).
CAIL specializes in home safety assessments, providing education and equipment to maintain individuals’ safety and independence; Comprehensive Lower Leg Assessments, providing education about chronic venous insufficiency and lymphedema as well as aids for edema management; and clinical assessments to qualify for AADL medical surgical supplies such as incontinence, ostomy and catheter products.
This program is eligible to people who have a chronic medical condition or a disability for longer than six (6) months. The CAIL team deliver services at home visits, equipment vendor sites, or a site clinic. Health providers work with individuals to assess need for long term medical supplies and/or equipment and determine AADL funding eligibility. Alternate funding sources may be explored as needed. Some examples of medical supplies and equipment include:
- Mobility aids
- Bathroom safety equipment
- Compression stockings
- Incontinence products
- Ostomy products