The National Disability Insurance Scheme is for people under the age of 65 (50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders) with a disability.
To see if you're eligible for funding from this scheme please visit the NDIS website.
If you have been approved for NDIS funding, and home modifications or assistive technology is apart of you plan, please contact us for assistance.
Veterans' Home Care (VHC) is a DVA program designed to assist eligible DVA clients who need a small amount of practical help to continue living independently their own home. DVA will fund home modifications for Gold and White Card holders based upon their clinical need as assessed and prescribed by an appropriate health professional. Some restrictions may apply to accessing the full range of VHC services. The VHC Assessment Agency will advise you of your eligibility for an assessment for these services. Prescribers please note that you must be registered via this portal.
Home Care Packages aim to assist older Australians to live in their own homes as independently as they can, for as long as able. A Home Care Package (HCP) allows access to affordable care services to get help at home. They are designed with more complex care needs. A HCP will only cover home modifications or assets that are related the individuals specific care needs. As everyones needs are different, there are four levels of Home Care Packages with different funding amounts. These cover basic support needs to high care needs.
My Aged Care is the Australian Government's starting point on your aged care journey. If you have noticed a change in what you can do or remember, been diagnosed with a medical condition or reduced mobility, experienced a change in family care arrangements or experienced a recent fall or hosptial admission you may be eligible for funding. Once an assessment has been completed and reviewed by My Aged Care, they will determine which government-funded service you're eligble for and take you throw all the required steps.
The STRC programme was established to provide a new form of flexible care and to increase the care options avaliable to older people over the age of 65 (50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders), through a time-limited, goal-orientated, multi- displinary and coordinated package of services. STRC provides a range of care and services for up to eight weeks, twice a year to help prevent or reduce difficulties older people are having with completing everyday tasks. It aims to improve wellbeing and independence to help them continue living in their own home.
The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) provides a subsidy towards the cost of Assistive Technology items and/or modifications to participants in Victoria only. This is to assist participants to improve independence in their home, assist in increasing community participation and support families and carers in their role. SWEP can provide funding for the supply and installation of assistive equipment, simple non-structural home modifications under $1,300 and complex home modifications over $1,300
The Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) will assist those who have been in a traffic accident with funding for home modifications. TAC will pay for simple home modifications including hand rails and access ramps as well as more complex modifications such as widening doorways and installing stepless showers. To undergo a home modification funded by TAC you must contact TAC directly in order to arrange a meeting and consultation to assess your needs, goals and outcomes.
Clients can pay for home modification services directly. Anyone who is looking for home modifications to increase safety and independence in the home and may not qualify for any government funding initiatives or schemes can become a private client of Aged Care and Medical. If you have any questions or are requiring home modifications please contact us.
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