As you age, so too does your body. Innovative equipment or technology can be another way to make your home more comfortable, safer and easier to get around, or simply make everyday tasks easier to do.
Equipment such as grab rails or a ramp can make using and accessing your home safer and easier, while walking frames or canes can make getting out and about more enjoyable.
An extensive range of devices are available that can make everyday tasks simpler such as modified eating utensils or aids to help you dress and put on shoes. Personal alerts can aid in calling for assistance should you be unable to get to the telephone, while new technology can provide peace-of-mind through non-intrusive monitoring to detect changes to daily routines.
Not sure what you need?
A qualified ECH Physiotherapist, Podiatrist or Dietitian can help you choose the best aids to meet your individual needs, taking into account any specific conditions you might have such as arthritis or vision impairment.
ECH also has qualified Occupational Therapists who can help you in developing a holistic approach to remaining in your own home. After learning about your goals and lifestyle and conducting a full home safety assessment, ECH will provide you with a recommendation suggesting the most appropriate types of modifications, equipment and exercises for you to consider.
You can arrange an in-home assessment on a self-funded basis no matter what your age, or you may be eligible for a Government 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 years and over, you may qualify for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or a Home Care Package (HCP).
Call ECH today to learn more about the range of funding options available or to receive assistance with navigating the My Aged Care referral process.