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Home modification

Home modification

Making your living space safer and more comfortable, allowing you to remain living well at home.

Modifying your home to suit individual needs

A well-adapted home is key to alleviating the anxieties that come with living independently as you advance in age. Modifying your home can make it safer and easier for you to live and move around in.

Our occupational therapists will work closely with you to understand your needs and identify areas to modify or improve. These may include installing ramps, grab rails in toilets, kitchen modification and more.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • A tailored approach to helping you improve your living space.
  • Support with identifying your needs.
  • A safe and comfortable home to live in.

What's included in this home modification service?

We can help you with:

  • Adding grab rails
  • Installing handrails
  • Level taps
  • Adding step-wedges
  • Installing ramps
  • Altering bathroom to suit your needs
  • 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 access this service?

You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.

In Home In Home

One of our friendly staff will visit you at home at a time that works for you.

Learn more about in home services

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 and Commonwealth Home Support Program options.

More information

Private pay

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This service is designed for older people who are keen to live well at home in a safe and comfortable environment. We can make modifications to your home and outdoor areas, making it easier for you to move around.

Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making our recommendations. We will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the program 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 understand 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.

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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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