Equipment funding and costsEEquipment funding and costsEquipment funding and costsEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Lungs;TracheaRespiratory systemNon-drug treatment;Support, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+) Hospital healthcare providersNA2017-06-29T04:00:00ZReshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc;Faiza Syed, BHSc, RRT;Tuyen Tran, RRT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z



Equipment funding and costs2974.00000000000Equipment funding and costsEquipment funding and costsEEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Lungs;TracheaRespiratory systemNon-drug treatment;Support, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+) Hospital healthcare providersNA2017-06-29T04:00:00ZReshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc;Faiza Syed, BHSc, RRT;Tuyen Tran, RRT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>​​How do I pay for my child's trach-vent needs?</h2><p>The <a href="">Assistive Devi​ces Program (ADP)</a> from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care pays 75 per cent of the cost of your child's trach/vent equipment and other supplies. You must pay the remaining 25 per cent through private insurance or from other private sources.</p><p>Equipment and supplies include:<br></p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2951&language=English">medication</a> and/or high output compressors (every five years)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2928&language=English">suction machines</a> (one unit funded every three years)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2958&language=English">oxygen</a> (annual renewal required)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2944&language=English">manual resuscitation bags​</a> (every five years).</li></ul><h2>Quarterly ADP grants</h2><ul><li>Under the <strong>respiratory</strong> section of ADP, your child can receive funding in the categories listed in the table below.</li><li>The amounts provided in the table are an example of how much money per category, per quarter (every three months), a family will receive if they have government assistance.</li></ul><table class="akh-table"><thead><tr><th colspan="5">ADP respiratory funding categories</th></tr><tr><th colspan="1">Category</th><th colspan="2">Family qualifies for additional government funding ($) </th><th colspan="2">​Family does not qualify for additional government funding ($)</th></tr><tr><th></th><th>Annual</th><th>Quarterly</th><th>Annual​</th><th>Quar​terly</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td> <strong>Tracheostomy tubes</strong></td><td>1200</td><td>300</td><td>900</td><td>225</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Tracheostomy supplies</strong></td><td> 2000</td><td> 500</td><td>1500 </td><td>375</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Ventilator and supplies</strong> <ul><li>Invasive ventilation</li><li>CoughAssist</li></ul><p>(Both get the same funding.)</p></td><td> 560</td><td>140</td><td>420</td><td>105</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Suction supplies</strong></td><td> 240</td><td> 60</td><td> 180</td><td> 45</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Speaking valve</strong> <p>(Some patients, for example babies, do not get funding.)</p> <br> </td><td> 560</td><td>140</td><td>420</td><td>105</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Total</strong></td><td> 4560</td><td>1140</td><td>3420 </td><td>855</td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p> <br> </p><h2>How do I get funding from the ADP?</h2><p>You will need to apply for funding. Three key forms apply to equipment funding:</p><ul><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Application for Funding Respiratory Equipment and Supplies (RE1 form)</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Application for Ventilator Equipment and Supplies (VE1 form)</a>, plus <a href="$File/5063-67E.pdf" target="_blank">addendum form​</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Home Oxygen Progr​am (HOP form)</a>.</li></ul><h2>What level of out-of-pocket costs should I expect for my child's equipment and supplies?</h2><h3>Monthly out of pocket average costs</h3><ul><li>The average monthly cost is about $400. This amount can easily increase if your child gets sick and the family needs to use more supplies (for example suction catheters or tracheostomy tubes).</li></ul><h3>Average annual costs</h3><ul><li>The average annual (yearly) costs for supplies only, not including equipment, is about $7,500.</li></ul><h2>How do I obtain my child's equipment and other supplies?</h2><p>You can order supplies and some equipment through a respiratory medical vendor such as those listed just below.</p><ul><li> <strong>Praxair: </strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a></li><li> <strong>Medigas: </strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li> <strong>Proresp: </strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li> <strong>Shoppers Home Health: </strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li> <strong>VitalAire: </strong><a href="" target="_blank">​</a><br></li></ul><p>You must keep all receipts for supplies for at least two years in case you are audited.</p><h3>Purchasing a speaking valve</h3><p>Your doctor must complete an Assistive Devices Program (ADP) RE1 form and select "speaking valve" for you to receive a quarterly grant (a payment once every three months).</p><p>It can take up to three months for you to receive your first payment by cheque.</p><p>If your family qualifies for other government funding (see below), you will receive $560 a year towards the cost of speakin​g valves for your child. This funding will be divided into quarterly grant cheques of $140.</p><p>Buy only one speaking valve at a time and make sure you keep your receipts in case you are audited by ADP over the next two years. A speaking valve costs about $140.</p><h2>Can I get government funding from other sources besides the ADP?</h2><p>Additional goverment funding programs include:</p><ul><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Ontario Works Program</a></li><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Ontario Disability Support Program​</a>.</li></ul><p>To qualify for Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), your family's total income must be less than $64,000. Your social worker can help you apply for this funding.</p><p>If your child or family does not qualify for any other government funding, you will receive $420 per year, divided into quarterly payments of $105.</p><p></p><p> <strong>Note:</strong> All amounts are correct as at June 2017.<br></p><p></p> <a class="btn btn-primary" href="">Return to trach-vent learning hub</a> <br>Equipment funding and costsTrue

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