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ADAPT Program

Home is where the heart is, but it is also where our health is— and the ADAPT Program helps families create an age in place plan before a crisis occurs.

About the Program

The ADAPT (Alzheimer’s and Dementia Aging in Place through Technology) Program is a first of-it’s-kind program designed to help people living with dementia and their family be proactive with their aging in place goals.  

Everyone is likely to need assistive technology during their lifetime, especially as they age, which is why this program has integrated an Age-Tech focus to enable aging in place goals. Assistive technology is an umbrella term that can encompass any device, product, gadget or system that helps with memory and/or supports continued engagement in meaningful activities (Global Report on Assistive Technology 2022). Assistive technologies promote independence, communication and safety both in the home and the community. The range of assistive technology is wide and includes both low-tech solutions such as white boards, orientation clocks and medication aids, and high-tech devices such as GPS tracking technologies, smart-home devices or artificial intelligence (Shu & Woo, 2021).


Eligibility Criteria

  • The person living with dementia is living at home and in the early to middle stages of dementia.
  • The person living with dementia does not meet the eligibility criteria for an Occupational Therapy assessment with Home and Community Care and Support Services.
  • The person living with dementia resides in Ottawa and Renfrew County.
  • Support from an AgeTech Specialist including education, technology training and in home follow up, to help clients feel empowered and in control.
  • Access to preferred vendors to help you get the equipment at great price. 

 NOTE: This program does not duplicate existing community geriatric support programs.

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