As specialists in complex home modifications, we can help improve the safety, accessibility and comfort of your home.
What are home modifications?
Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout and/or fittings in a home to improve access and safety. This might include installing ramps or grab rails, redesigning the layout of rooms or changing fixtures and fittings. In some cases, it may be designing a new home that is accessible and suitable for a person’s long-term needs, even if their skills or abilities change over time.
For some people, home modifications are the difference between staying at home or moving into alternative housing. For children with disabilities, they can reduce or eliminate the physical support parents need to provide, which helps to prevent injury.
Our Home Modification Services
Whether it’s completing everyday tasks, seeing family and friends or just relaxing, the accessibility of your home can have a big affect on your daily life. For many people living with disability, home modifications can increase independence and help them make the most of their home.
At Therapy Focus, our experienced Home Modifications Coordinators and Building Relationship Managers (formerly Project Managers) specialise in complex home modifications. They help people identify the barriers in their home which may be impacting their safety, independence and participation, and work closely with individuals and families to modify and improve their home environment.
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How we can help
- Bathroom modifications – level shower access, installation of accessible fittings, slip resistant flooring and redesign of bathroom layouts to accommodate the use of equipment.
- Access – widening of doorways, creation of level living spaces, prescription of appropriate flooring options, landscaping and lifts.
- Environmental controls – heating/cooling, lighting, automated doors, and relocation of electrical points and fittings to enable ease of use.
- Installations – standard and customised ramps and rails, ceiling hoists and tracking, stair lifts and climbers.
- Kitchen modifications – height adjustable surfaces that enable wheelchair access, installation of accessible fittings and redesign of kitchen layouts to increase independence.
As part of our service, we assess the accessibility of homes and provide support for modifications under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and State Government funding schemes.
Once funding is secured for home modifications, we work with individuals, families and carers to identify any barriers or hazards that are present in the home. We then discuss goals for your living space and the types of home modifications that can help you achieve these goals.
Our team is highly knowledgeable in relevant legislation and disability specific standards for home modifications and are committed to working collaboratively with builders and tradespeople to ensure home modifications meet your needs.
You’re part of our team
We consult with you at every stage of the home modification process, including:
- Preparation of a scope of works
- Liaison with contractors
- Sourcing funding
- Inspection of works
We can also provide support for people who are building a new home (or an addition to their home) and want to make the home accessible for family members with a disability.
Accessing our services
State-Funded Disability Services
We’re a contracted provider for the WA State Government’s Department for Communities, Disability Services.
As a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we can help you make the most of your NDIS Plan.
Fee for Service
Not eligible for government funding? We can provide a customised quote based on your needs. Private health rebates apply to some services.
How we work
We take a transdisciplinary approach to service delivery and use a Key Worker model to ensure the people we work with have one main contact, but access to a network of therapists.