Community Aids for Independent Living

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone

Help people who have a chronic health condition or disability get basic medical aids and equipment.

Community Aids to Independent Living (CAIL) is an Alberta Health Services team of healthcare providers working in the community to help people get basic medical supplies, aids and equipment that is primarily funded by the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program (AADL). Alternate funding sources may be explored based on individual needs.

This program is eligible to people who have a chronic medical condition or a disability for longer than six (6) months. The CAIL team delivers services via home visits, equipment vendor sites, or a site clinic.

CAIL team provides clinical assessment for the following basic medical equipment and supplies, when required for long-term needs:

  • mobility and transfer aids (e.g. walkers, wheelchairs, bedrails, poles)
  • bathroom equipment (e.g. raised toilet seats, commodes, shower seats, wall bars)
  • compression stockings
  • medical surgical supplies (e.g. incontinence and ostomy supplies, cathethers)

Please note: Clients who have recently sustained injury, received and or have a planned surgical intervention, or are undergoing active rehabilitation, are not AADL eligible for at least six months and should not be referred to CAIL. Referral sources should consider short-term equipment loans or rental options through other programs, until long term need has been demonstrated.

Affiliation: Government of Alberta Ministry of Health (Alberta Aids to Daily Living)
Key Provider: occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapy assistants (OTAs), registered nurses (RNs)
Yes, • Have a chronic health condition or disability of 6 months or longer • Live within Edmonton city limits. For people who live outside of Edmonton, please contact 780-496-1300 to be directed to appropriate services.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Clients may self-refer via Community Care Access.
Referral Process: N/A

Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

780-496-1300 (Community Care Access)
Interpreter/Translation services; Healthcare providers are able to access virtual or in-person translation services as needed. 
Fee: Yes,

There is no fee for AHS clinical service.

Please refer to AADL Website to learn more about equipment and medical supply funding and eligibility.

Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Wheelchair access: Yes - Entrance
Other disabled access: Yes - Washrooms
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April 22, 2024
11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5K 0L4

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