Home modifications are changes made to the structure of your home so you can continue to live safely and independently.
Modifications such as bathroom and toilet adaptations, grab rails, safety locks, raising and lowering of cupboards, improved lighting, non-slip flooring, ramps, outside support rails and the widening of doorways can:
- enhance your independence and confidence in everyday tasks such as showering, toileting and meal preparation;
- increase your safety and security and make things easier to use;
- reduce your fear and risk of falling and caregiver stress; and
- enhance your quality of life by enabling you to continue to participate in daily activities.
Many homes are not well designed to meet the needs of people with disability, older people or their carers.
When areas of the home are a barrier to doing everyday activities comfortably and safely then it is a good time to look at how home modifications can assist you to adapt and overcome these difficulties.
The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) provides a home modification service that includes free information and advice about your home modification options to support greater safety and independence. In addition, through our Community Allied Health Services our occupational therapists can provide a consultation service about home modification designs.
Our aim is to help you to live independently and safely in your home.
Contact our Assistive Equipment Services (AES) team today to speak to one of our occupational therapists about what your needs are.
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