CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY NEW BRUNSWICK

Website: www.nb.cancer.ca

PO Box 2089
Saint John, NB E2L 3T5
Telephone: (506) 634-6272
Toll-free: (800) 455-9090
Fax: (506) 634-3808
Information Services line:(888) 939-3333
Email : [email protected]

The Canadian Cancer Society – New Brunswick may assist cancer patients with ground transportation costs for cancer treatments (chemotherapy and radiation) both in and out of province.

Residents of New Brunswick who have been diagnosed with cancer who are in financial need for ground transportation are encouraged to apply. To request an application, please call (800) 455-9090.

The Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick also provides temporary breast forms, wigs and turbans at no cost to cancer patients. These items are available through our District Offices.

CANADIAN DEAFBLIND ASSOCIATION – NEW BRUNSWICK

Website: www.cdba-nb.ca

408 – 212 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1A8
Telephone: (506) 452-1544
Fax: (506) 451-8309
Email : [email protected]
This organization has a program to help deafblind individuals obtain new/recycled communication devices, hearing aids, vision aids and computers.

CANADIAN RED CROSS – NB REGION

Website: www.redcross.ca

70 Lansdowne Avenue
PO Box 39
Saint John, NB
E2L 3X3
Telephone: (506) 674-6200
Fax: (506) 674-6129
4-Hour Emergency Service
Telephone: (800) 222-9597
24-hour Homemaker
Telephone: (800) 588-4881

Seniors’ Rehabilitative Specialized Equipment Program
Several types of equipment, from wheelchair cushions to specialized wheelchairs, are loaned to persons over 65 years of age through their government-funded Seniors’ Rehabilitative Specialized Equipment Program by contacting 1 800 561-9151. A written referral from a health professional is required for this service and should be directed to the Canadian Red Cross, at the above address.

Referrals for specialized equipment for individuals 65 years of age and over should be directed to the attention of the Specialized Rehabilitative Equipment Coordinator at the regional office in Saint John.

Standard equipment is also loaned to persons under 65 years of age. Contact (506) 674-6146.

Not all programs of the community-based senior services are offered in all areas. If a client has any questions regarding services offered in their area, they should contact the nearest district office:

Southern District Offices
Saint John District Office
70 Lansdowne Avenue
PO Box 39
Saint John, NB E2L 3X3
Telephone : (506) 674-6200
Fax: (506) 674-6129

Sussex District Office
58 A Willow
Court Sussex, NB E4E 2L2
Telephone: (506) 433-5886
Fax: (506) 433-3588

Northern District Offices
Bathurst District Office
101 – 216 Main Street
Bathurst, NB E2A 1A8
Telephone: (506) 548-2824
Fax: (506) 548-0831

Campbellton District Office
C-123 Water Street (Lower level)
Atholville, NB E3N 1B2
Telephone: (506) 759-8521
Fax: (506) 753-2487

Tracadie District Office
613-3 Rivière-à-la-Truite Road
PO Box 3478, Station Main
Tracadie-Sheila, NB E1X 1G5
Telephone: (506) 395-2010
Fax: (506) 395-7223

Edmundston District Office
102 – 34A du Pouvoir Street
Edmundston, NB E3V 2X8
Telephone: (506) 736-0050
Fax: (506) 736-0055

Grand Falls District Office
136A Church Street
Grand Falls, NB E3Z 2N9
Telephone: (506) 473-5897
Fax: (506) 473-6974

Eastern District Offices
Moncton District Office
246 Lutz Street
Moncton, NB E1C 5G3
Telephone: (506) 863-2650
Fax: (506) 863-2662

Richibucto District Office
85 Acadie Street
Richibucto, NB E4W 3V2
Telephone: (506) 523-4479
Fax: (506) 523-4086

Sackville District Office
8 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 4A3
Telephone: (506) 364-8813
Fax: (506) 364-0183

Central District Offices
Fredericton District Office
318 Maple Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 3R4
Telephone: (506) 458-8445
Fax: (506) 454-7522

Woodstock District Office
115 King Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 2Y4
Telephone: (506) 328-8881
Fax: (506) 328-3180

EASTER SEALS NEW BRUNSWICK (CRCD)

Website: www.easterseals.nb.ca

65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Telephone: (506) 458-8739
Fax: (506) 457-2863
Email : [email protected]

ESNB has programs to provide financial assistance and/or to recycle a wide variety of rehabilitation equipment to persons with physical disabilities.

Items may include mobility aids, personal care assistive devices for feeding and dressing, bathroom aids, special mattresses and pads, portable ramps, communication devices, environmental controls and computers, orthotics/prosthetic/orthopedic equipment.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA – ATLANTIC DIVISION

Website: www.mssociety.ca

1 – 109 Ilsley Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1S8
Telephone: (902) 468-8230
Toll-free: (800) 268-7582
Fax: (902) 468-5328
Email : [email protected]

Equipment Provision Program
Website: http://mssociety.ca/atlantic/CSFunding.htm#Equipment

The Equipment Provision Program assists individuals in purchasing specific equipment.

Funded equipment includes:

  • Mobility and assistive devices
  • Minor home modifications
  • Bathroom equipment (accessibility and safety devices)
  • Equipment repair
  • Air conditioners

Please contact the Coordinator of Client Services if you have questions regarding this funding program.

Special Assistance Program
The Special Assistance Program has been designed to meet essential quality of life needs faced by persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Funding is provided for incontinence products and medical alarms.

Emergency and Long Distance Travel Program
The Emergency and Long Distance Travel Program assists with costs associated with attending unexpected medically necessary appointments which requires long distance travel, or emergency transportation. Please contact the Client Services Coordinator to discuss if your travel is eligible under our program.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CANADA

Website: www.muscle.ca

203 – 56 Avonlea Court
Fredericton, NB E3C 1N8
Telephone: (506) 450-6322
Toll-free: (888) 647-6322
Fax: (506) 458-2205
Email : [email protected]

Muscular Dystrophy Canada provides financial assistance to purchase medically prescribed equipment, repairs and a limited amount of out of province travel costs for registered clients. To become a registered client, you must have a neuromuscular disorder that falls under their umbrella. If a request is made for a device that the Association does not cover, or only partially covers, Muscular Dystrophy Canada staff may be able to suggest other sources of funding.

NB LUNG ASSOCIATION

Website: www.nb.lung.ca

65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Telephone: (506) 455-8961
Fax: (506) 462-0939
Email : [email protected]

This organization has a program to assist through the recycling of some respiratory equipment.

 

 

NEW BRUNSWICK DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES INC. (NBDHHS)

Website: www.nbdhhs.com

Head office

Wanda Berrette, President
Telephone: (506) 633-0599
TTY: (506) 634-8037
Fax: (506) 652-3382
Email: [email protected]

324 Duke Street West
Saint John, NB E2M 1V2

This association consists of a social and recreational club for deaf adults and children who use American Sign Language (ASL). Members get together for parties, bingo (once a month), meetings and special events.

STAN CASSIDY CENTRE FOR REHABILITATION

Website: www.stancassidy.ca

800 Priestman Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 0C7
Telephone: (506) 452-5225
Fax: (506) 452-5190

This is the provincial tertiary neurological rehabilitation centre. The Centre provides interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to clients of all ages in New Brunswick. Inpatient and outpatient teams assess and treat the most complex neurological patients. Specialized teams provide adaptive seating, driver rehabilitation, augmentative communication and design and fabricate one-of-a kind devices to promote independence for our clients. Funding for equipment can come from a variety of sources including private insurance, Social Development, donations or as out of pocket expenses by clients and families.

WAR AMPS

Website: www.waramps.ca

National Headquarters
2827 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4
Telephone: (800) 465-2677
Fax: (613) 731-3234
Email : [email protected]

The War Amps assists Canadian war, civilian and child amputees through financial assistance with artificial limbs, peer counselling, peer support, regional seminars and information on the latest prosthetic developments.

Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program
Email : [email protected]

Telephone: (613) 731-3821
Toll-free: (800) 267-4023
Fax: (613) 731-4092
Toll-free: (866) 235-0350

Children under the age of 18 who are missing a limb or limbs at birth, from medical causes or due to an accident are eligible to enroll in CHAMP. The program offers financial assistance for artificial limbs and related expenses; counselling to Champs and their families; regular regional seminars and matches families who have children with similar amputations through Matching Mothers.

Jumpstart
Assists Super Champs (multiple amputee children) with computers and computer training as an educational aid to ensure their employment opportunities in the future.

National Amputee Centre
Telephone: (877) 622-2472

Educates amputees and family members about all aspects of amputation, including the latest information on artificial limbs and products. Provides a comprehensive library and website section and publishes amputee resources.

Adult Prosthetics Program
Provides financial assistance to registered adult amputees in Canada for the purchase of artificial limbs.

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

Recover part of costs of premiums and payments made for rehabilitation equipment purchased by the individual or family involved through income tax deductions. Contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

  • Blue Cross Senior’s Health Program, Moncton, NB; call 1-800-565- 0065.
  • Local service clubs – check for listings in your local telephone book.
  • Church groups
  • Employer health benefits plans
  • Private insurance plans
  • Civil actions in cases of injuries caused by accidents, etc.
  • Automobile insurance coverage in cases of automobile accidents

USEFUL LINKS – ASSISTANCE DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION

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