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Home Modification

Small changes to your home can help you stay living safely and comfortably.

Benefits

Are you finding that doing things like getting up the front step, hanging out the washing or even reaching the top kitchen cupboard is not as easy as it used to be? Modifications to your home and outdoor areas can make doing these things easy again.

Our Occupational Therapists are here to help you understand why you are finding these things hard and what modifications you can choose to make it easier to stay safe and well at home.

  • Make your home safe for you.
  • Ease the tasks of daily living.
  • Improve your mobility, confidence and wellbeing.

What's included?

Home modifications can include;

  • Re-organising
  • Grab rails
  • Hand rails
  • Level taps
  • Step-wedges
  • Ramps
  • Bathroom modifications
  • Added lighting.

Eligibility criteria*

  • You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
*Other eligibility criteria may apply Contact us for more info.

How can I pay?

There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.

Government Funding

Home Care Package, Commonwealth Home Support Program and Department of Veterans’ Affairs options.

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Private Pay

You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.

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NDIS Funding

National Disability Insurance Scheme support for people with a disability under the age of 65 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This service is designed for the prevention of slips and falls for older people. We make modifications to your home and outdoor areas, making it easier to stay safe and well at home.

Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. Our Occupational Therapists will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making their recommendations. You may also have your preferred support person included during the consultations or access interpreting services if required.

This service is delivered by registered Occupational Therapists, who are trained to identify potential hazards and make modifications so that you may continue living independently at home. They may also organise pre-approved contractors to assist with home modification works and the installation of assistive technologies around your home.

We do not need to renovate your home to make modifications. An initial assessment will be conducted to determine your level of needs. We will then make recommendations and work with you to decide the most effective home modification solutions based on your health condition.

You may be able to access our services to assist with the purchase of assistive technologies, funding package depending. Please call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 782 896 to find out more.

We get that taking the first step towards in-home aged care services can be daunting, but a little extra help can go a long way towards improving your loved one's quality of life, and importantly, have them living and feeling well from the comfort of their own home. We will work with you and your loved one to respectfully ease a new service into their life. Our team members are expertly trained and treat every client with dignity and respect.


The support you need

Your needs are different to others and we understand that. Get started now or call us to chat about how we can help you stay living, feeling and being well.

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