WA HACC Home Modifications and Assistive Technology Project

Older lady useing a walking frame exiting her house which has a threshold ramp to make the doorway levelIn July 2013, the ILC commenced a new project funded by the WA Home and Community Care (HACC) in Home Modifications (HM) and Assistive Technology (AT). The project aims to further develop a sustainable service model that will enable HACC Program clients to access and receive home modifications and assistive technology (often referred to as aids and equipment) that support independence and wellbeing through the WA Assessment Framework.

The project stems from the Commonwealth reform agenda Living Longer Living Better report which identified home modifications as an area of development and reform that will support and facilitate independent living at home for older people.

In Western Australia, HACC provide funds to support home modifications through the Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) and TADWA. With recognition that home modifications and assistive technology can support clients to maintain their independence and wellbeing, HACC is committed through this two year project to explore what will support growth in this area.

Scoping Review on Best Practice for Home Modifications Service Delivery

To support the development of a sustainable service delivery model that guides the provision of home modifications and equipment for WA Home and Community Care (HACC) clients a Scoping Review was conducted by the ILC in partnership with the Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work to explore the key factors that influence best practice in home modification service delivery. Read the Full Report of Findings and the At a Glance document below.

Full Report - Scoping Review on Best Practice for Home Modifications Service Delivery (PDF, 2 MB) At a Glance - Scoping Review on Best Practice for Home Modifications Service Delivery (PDF, 540 KB)