Aidacare is a highly experienced provider of home modification services assisting people to continue to live safely and independently in their own home. These modifications may include introducing assistive technology products into the home environment or making structural changes to the home.
Modifications are usually based on a thorough assessment by an Occupational Therapist and can range from something as simple as installing grab-rails, hand-rails, lever taps and step-wedges to more complex home modifications such as installing fixed wheelchair ramps and widening doorways.
Our installers work closely with healthcare professionals and private clients to achieve outstanding results. At Aidacare we are able to arrange expert installation of everything you may need to ensure that the home is safe, secure and mobility friendly.
Considerations for Home Modifications
Many changes can be made quickly to accommodate your needs without having to redesign your home. Examples may include installing grab-rails on bathroom walls and movable cabinets under the sink so that someone in a wheelchair can use the space.
Improving accessibility means making doorways wider, clearing spaces to make sure a wheelchair can pass through, lowering kitchen countertop heights for sinks and cabinets and installing grab-rails and ramps.
Popular Home Modification Projects
Funded Home Modification Programs
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
For people aged under 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) with a disability. Please visit the NDIS website to determine your eligibility as a participant in the scheme.
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
A range of services, including home modifications and maintenance for people aged 65+ (or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) on a pension. Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to determine your eligibility.
State-Based Funded schemes
The Department of Health in your state may also have support programs for older people or people with a disability to access subsidised home modifications.
Accident-Compensatory Insurance Schemes
State-based accident-compensatory insurance schemes may allow home modifications. If you are covered by a compensatory scheme as the result of an accident contact your case manager to discuss whether you may be eligible.
Department of Veterans Affairs – Mobility & Functional Support (DVA)
Home Modifications may be available for eligible veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please check our DVA Page.