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Assistive Devices: Canes, Walkers, Hearing Aids, etc.

Did you know that assistive devices include:

  • Hearing aids
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs

Assistive devices help to reduce strains of daily activities.1

Did you know?

The proper height of a cane should be level with your wrist. Also, you should have your cane on the side of your ‘good’ leg. Canadian Red Cross provides more information and fact sheets on the proper use of many different assistive devices.2

You may be eligible for financial help to buy some of these items.3 To find out more, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Assistive Devices Program.

Date of creation: January 1, 2013
Last modified on: October 30, 2015


1Health Canada (2007). It’s Your Health – Seniors and Aging – Assistive Devices. Retrieved from
2Canadian Red Cross. (n.d.). Health Equipment Instruction Sheets. Retrieved from
3Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. (2012). Assistive Devices Program. Retrieved from