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Home Assessment & Modifications in Geelong & Surrounds

GSOT home modifications

Access to your home – home modifications

Being able to get around your home or access the world outside your home is important for daily functioning and also health and wellbeing.

When considering home modifications we recognise that your home is your home and that aesthetics are important. There are many mainstream options available that improve accessibility but ensure your home does not look like a hospital environment.

How can we help?

Whether you’re looking for a temporary or long term solution here are just some of the ways we can help.

We always start by completing an assessment of your environment and your function.

We take into consideration:

  • what equipment you use now and what equipment you may require in the future.
  • the home environment including inside and outside, your garden, driveway and street access
  • your and your families goals
  • if you rent or own your home

We ensure that the modifications meet your goals providing recommendations for cost effective, flexible and practical solutions

Modifications may include but are not limited to

  • Access: ramps, rails, stair lifts, automated doors, platform steps, wheelchair lift
  • Internal: increasing width of doorways for accessibility, overhead tracking for hoists
  • Bathroom: level access shower, walk in bath, rails
  • Toilet: bidet, accessible height toilet, drop down rails
  • Bedroom: automated lighting for night time toileting, adjustable bed
  • Kitchen: wheelchair accessible pull out draws, accessible appliances
  • Laundry: accessible pulley clothes line, washer or dryer at accessible height
  • Home automation: lighting, blinds, heating, cooling, doors, doorbell, television

Once the modifications have been determined we will discuss funding including submitting funding applications to relevant national insurance schemes.

We work collaboratively with builders and architects to ensure the modifications meet standards and are functional.

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Geelong & Surrounds Occupational Therapy operates fully out of the Geelong Nuero Centre. To make a referral or get in touch, please contact the Geelong Neuro Centre.