Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout or fittings of your home to make performing tasks easier. Home modifications aim to enhance mobility, safety and access, reduce accidents, and support independent living.
Common home modifications include:
Removal of hazards (ie clutter, throw rugs, floor mats)
Our Occupational Therapists have completed major/complex home modifications which have included the removal of walls in the bathroom/toilet to increase circulation space and removal of baths to create a level access shower with appropriate drainage and floor gradient; widening of internal and external doors; modifying external access to provide improved access within the confines of existing structures, and considering logical and suitable access point to the home.
We have also redesigned many wheelchair accessible kitchens, bathrooms and toilets following the demolition of existing spaces, to provide safe and accessible environments. We have prescribed automated door openers and Environmental Control Units (ECUs) that can be operated via a wheelchair switch or sophisticated eye gaze and scanning technology.
Home modifications meeting the required Australian Standards have been completed for a variety of clients and funding bodies including the Transport Accident Commission, National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, private clients and NDIS participants.
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