Prescription and Assistive Equipment Needs

Assistive technology is any device or system that allows a person to perform a task as independently as possible.

Our occupational therapists can assess your needs for assistive technology and equipment that can help you perform tasks, and remain as safe and independent as possible.

We can also prescribe this equipment and train you to use it.


About the assessment

In our equipment assessment, we examine your everyday activities and your particular disability needs. Then we recommend or prescribe equipment that will improve your ability to do these activities.


Types of equipment may include:

    • manual and electric wheelchairs
    • electric scooters
    • pressure care aids
    • hoists and transfer aids
    • hygiene aids
    • electric beds
    • recliner chairs
    • cognitive aids and technologies
    • cooling vest
    • eating aids


Time frame

We estimate that this service will take approximately 10 hours, including:

    • an initial appointment
    • equipment trials
    • report writing
    • travel to appointments