For many people living with disability, home modifications can increase independence and accessibility, and help them make the most of their home.
What are home modifications?
Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout and fittings within a home to improve access and safety, and increase independence for people living with disability.
How we can help
Our experienced occupational therapists and project officers specialise in complex home modifications for people living with disability.
The team can provide support and solutions for:
- Bathroom modifications including level shower access, installation of accessible fittings, slip resistant/safety flooring and redesign of bathroom layout to accommodate use of equipment
- Access including the widening of doorways, creation of level living spaces, prescription of appropriate flooring options, landscaping and lifts
- Environmental controls including heating/cooling, lighting, self-opening doors, body dryers and relocation of electrical points and fittings to enable ease of use
- Installations including standard and customised ramps and rails, ceiling hoists and tracking, stair lifts and climbers
- Kitchen modifications including height adjustable surfaces that enable wheelchair access, and design of kitchen layout to promote independence in functional tasks
Throughout the home modification process our team work closely with individuals, families and carers to ensure consultation at all stages. This includes a home access assessment, design and provision of drawings, preparation of a scope of works, liaison with contractors, sourcing funding from appropriate bodies and inspection of works. Support can also be provided for design and layout of new homes for people who are building.
All work is enhanced by our team’s knowledge of relevant legislation and disability specific standards. Our service is endorsed with Therapy Focus registered to provide Complex Home Modifications and Project Management services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the WA NDIS, and as part of the Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP).
Our services can be accessed through a range of funding options. We can help you find out if you’re eligible and provide further information about the options available.