FUEL THE CARE PROGRAM
Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program helps families across Atlantic Canada, New England and Quebec with the cost of travel between home and hospital.
Traveling to hospitals can be costly, so our program provides fuel gift cards to parents who must frequently travel to provide their children with urgent medical care, helping them focus on what’s most important – their children’s health.
We believe in supporting families and communities where we live and work and since 2002 we’ve been able to lend a helping hand to over 50,000 families.
We’re thankful to play a role in keeping families together when it matters most.
If your child is a patient at one of these healthcare systems, and you would like more information about the Fuel the Care program, please contact:
Saint John Regional Hospital
Telephone: (506) 648-7369
The IWK Health Centre
Telephone: (902) 470-8076
Newfoundland & Labrador
Janeway Child Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Telephone: (709) 777-4452
Contact your case worker at the EMHS hospital where your child is receiving services.
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Telephone: (617) 636-6088
STAN CASSIDY CENTRE FOR REHABILITATION
800 Priestman Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 0C7
Telephone: (506) 447-4214
Fax: (506) 447-4160
Email : [email protected]
ADAPTIVE DRIVING SERVICE
Website: Visit the website
The Adaptive Driving Service enables persons with disabilities to have safe and accessible transportation in their community.
The driving assessment helps to determine the client’s potential to begin or resume driving. A comprehensive assessment is completed that considers the client’s physical, visual and cognitive/perceptual abilities. Specially adapted equipment may be suggested to help the client to access and control the vehicle. Information on equipment, suppliers and funding sources is provided. Driver training may be recommended. In some situations further testing or alternative transportation may be recommended.
Driver training may be recommended for those clients who need to learn a new skill and/or improve driving abilities and behaviors. A driver assessment must be completed by the Adaptive Driving Service in order to confirm the client’s needs and abilities.
The Adaptive Driving Service provides consultation services to clients, caregivers and health professionals regarding vehicle selection and modification. This may include information on ways to transfer in and out of the vehicle, equipment for lifting and stowing mobility devices (wheelchairs, scooters) and issues related to safety. Information on equipment, suppliers and funding sources is provided.
Cost of Services
The Adaptive Driving Service is not covered by Medicare.
Document required for driver assessment
Physician referral (can be initiated by the therapist or client but a physician is required to sign a referral).
Documents requested for driver assessment (as appropriate):
- Adaptive Diving – Wheelchair w. and controls/horizontal steering
- Summary of relevant:
- occupational therapy findings
- physiotherapy findings
- psychology reports
- speech language pathology reports
- Results of visual tests (e.g., optometry, ophthalmology)
A CURRENT LIST OF AVAILABLE SUPPLIERS IS AVAILABLE IN APPENDIX A.
EASTER SEALS CANADA
Easter Seals New Brunswick
65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Telephone/TTY: (506) 458-8739
Fax: (506) 457-2863
Email : [email protected]
DISABILITY TRAVEL CARD
Easter Seals National Council and its members and/or affiliates are authorized to approve reduced fare tickets allowing persons with permanent disabilities to travel with an attendant* on the lines of Motor Coach Companies that participate in the reduced fare plan, and Via Rail.
The Disability Travel Card provides identification to a person with a permanent disability, which will allow an adult attendant, traveling with the person with a disability, to travel at no cost.
Reduced fares will be granted to the person with a permanent disability, unable to travel alone, (regardless of age) and accompanied by an adult attendant, if such person with a disability has received authorization from Easter Seals National Council or one of its designated affiliated members.
Only persons with a permanent disability who require a support person when travelling can apply for the card. The applicant must agree to follow the Terms and Conditions for use of the card.
* An attendant is an individual who accompanies a person with a permanent disability who cannot travel independently. An attendant will provide that person with required services that are not normally provided by a vehicle operator. These services include assisting the person with eating, administering medication and using the facilities in an on-board washroom or a washroom at a stop.
You can download the application form for the Disability Travel Card from http://easterseals.ca/english/disability-travel-card