Ontario’s Assistive Device Program (ADP) Lists Companion Plus in the Mobility Devices Product Manual
First front-mount tiller device listed by ADP
Richmond Hill, ON (May 25, 2022) – Ontario’s Assistive Device Program (ADP) has listed Cheelcare’s front-mount tiller power add-on, Companion Plus, in the Mobility Devices Product Manual. This makes Companion Plus the first front-mount power add-on device listed in the program’s catalogue.
“We realized when speaking to our clients that there is a need for a reliable, intuitive, and safe power option to complement their manual wheelchairs without switching completely to a power wheelchair. This is why we created Companion Plus. Its approval for ADP listing makes our device more accessible to the people who need it for their daily mobility. We’re also proud to be the first device of this type listed, giving therapists a new tool that will further help them meet the individual needs of their clients. Thank you to Ontario’s ADP program for approving our device and providing the people of Ontario with a new option for power add-on.” Eugene Cherny, CEO.
Companion Plus is a patent-pending power add-on device manufactured in Richmond Hill. It mounts to the front of a rigid or folding manual wheelchair of any make or model and allows the user to propel their wheelchair with the help of its electric-powered motor. This gives users greater independence and freedom whilst reducing strain on their shoulders and arms.
Information on the Ontario Assistive Devices Program, including eligibility and how to apply for funding, is available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistive-devices-program.
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Cheelcare aims to radically improve quality-of-life and independence for people with physical disabilities by creating innovative mobility devices that continuously prove their value in everyday life. Cheelcare’s proprietary technology and patented design blend into three lines of assistive mobility devices: robotic power wheelchairs, power assist systems, and accessories for power wheelchairs/scooters.
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