Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout or fittings of a person’s home so they can be safe in their environment and move around comfortably in areas they frequently use.
Connect2Care are approved NDIS home modification providers and can support clients to enhance and optimise their home environment to promote independence, maximise participation, and ensure safety in their home.
We work alongside builders and other tradespeople, property owners, landlords and other key personnel to ensure home modifications are fit-for-purpose. We support a range of modifications, from minor adjustments to extensive alterations, such as NDIS approved bathroom modifications.
Our Occupational Therapists will also work with clients and their families to identify modifications that are reasonable and necessary for long-term viability.
NDIS Approved Home Modification
The NDIA uses three levels to assess the complexity of different Assistive Technology requirements.
Home modifications may be included in an NDIS plan if:
- due to the impact of your disability, you or your carers cannot reasonably access frequently used rooms and spaces in your primary residence;
- your primary residence, in its current condition, has significant and adverse impacts on the sustainability of current living and care arrangements; and
- a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist has performed an assessment and recommended home modifications, considering all alternatives, including the use of equipment.
Our Therapists will ensure we work within the guidelines of any laws and regulations that need to be adhered to when undertaking home modifications.
Categories of NDIS Home Modifications
The NDIS has divided home modifications funding requirements into three categories.
Simple Home Adaptations
These modifications are low in cost and easily accessible to NDIS participants. They include modifications such as grab rails or mounted shower chairs.
Minor Home Modifications
Minor modifications are non-structural but require experienced professional support to identify and deliver the right solution. The scope of work and associated costs are relatively low, such as non-structural door widening.
Complex Home Modifications (CHM)
These modifications involve structural changes that are more expensive, higher risk and where a greater level of certification is necessary. Several areas of a home may have work done and the results may have more of an impact on the participant’s life.
Visit the NDIS website to find out more about home equipment and supports.
NDIS Home Modifications Assessments
The NDIA requires sufficient evidence to decide which Home Modification recommendations are reasonable and necessary to include in a participant’s plan. Home Modifications are the assessments and recommendations by a trained professional regarding elements of a home that can be modified to enable greater access, independence, or safety.
We understand that the volume of Home Modification information provided by the NDIA can be complex and overwhelming for our clients. Our Therapists have a deep understanding of NDIS Home Modification requirements and will interpret and clarify this information to help their clients better understand the nature of the NDIS assessment process.
Our assessments include advice on the scope of the Home Modification to be assessed, such as access modifications or other modifications for people with disabilities.
Our Range of Home Modification Services
Connect2Care is an NDIS approved Home Modification provider. Our Occupational Therapists can assist with modifications to meet your goals and likely future needs. We work with our clients to ensure their home modifications meet their needs and goals to help them with mobility and independence in their homes.
Some of the types of modifications we can assist with are:
- Grab rails in the home or external to the home
- Bathroom Modifications
- Kitchen Modifications
- Door widenings
Our NDIS approved Therapists are skilled in helping clients with their Assistive Technology and Home Modification needs.
We can also help with COVID-19 specific Assistive Technology such as iPads, laptops, exercise or play equipment, and other items identified as technology that may assist a person to maintain therapeutic input during a disrupted time.