Remaining confidently in your home is now more achievable than ever thanks to the constantly expanding range of equipment and assistive technology designed to make your home safer and easier to live in.
Accident, illness or the natural process of ageing might mean that you need special equipment to make your home as easy and comfortable as possible.
You might require items such as grab rails in the bathroom for added safety, or a ramp to make accessing your home easier. There are devices that can make everyday tasks simpler, such as modified eating utensils or aids to help you dress such as reachers to assist you in putting on your shoes. Getting around might be made easier through modifications to your vehicle or through the use of walkers, canes or frames. Personal alerts are also available if you need assistance if unable to get to the telephone.
ECH employs qualified physiotherapists, podiatrists and dieticians who are able to guide you on the equipment and appliances available to you. They can assist you in selecting the best equipment and appliances to meet your individual needs, especially with regard to any specific conditions you might have such as arthritis.
ECH also have qualified occupational therapists who can assist you in developing a holistic approach to remaining in your own home. After learning about your goals and lifestyle, and a full home safety assessment, you will receive a recommendation suggesting the most appropriate types of modifications, equipment and exercises for you to consider.
Utilising in-home equipment can be a cost effective way to minimise hazards in your home, enabling you to remain living in your own home with confidence.
You can arrange an in-home assessment on a competitive fee for service basis no matter what your age.
The cost of health care can be challenging, however you may be eligible for a subsidy or rebate to assist you with the purchase or installation of in-home equipment.
Medicare rebates may be available based on the development of a GP Management Plan (GPMP), where your GP would make recommendations to address your specific health issues and goals.
If you are aged 65 and over, you may qualify for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), or a Home Care Package (HCP).
Contact us today to learn more about the full range of funding options available or to obtain assistance with navigating the My Aged Care referral process.
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