For more home modification information from East Coast Accessibility Experts:
Service User Handbook
East Coast Accessibility Experts can arrange for an Occupational Therapist health professional, skilled in specifying requirements to meet your individual needs. Close consultation and co-operation is maintained between the client, home modification service and the referring occupational therapist. Occupational Therapy assessment will be carried out at no charge. All work performed is carried out by experienced licensed builders in accordance with HACC guidelines and Australian Standards AS1428.1 providing guaranteed workmanship.
OT in home Senior Safety Assessment
An OT in house senior safety assessment is a consultation determining the strengths and abilities of an individual and assesses risks in their home. The outcome is a plan that reduces risks, promotes safety and independence, and allows one to live safely in their home doing the things they love and need to do.
An OT home safety assessment provides solutions which may include and will not be limited to:
- Assistive devices such as raised beds or chairs, bath shower and toilet grab rails
- Access ramps, handrails and platform lifts
OT Information and Referral Forms
Information Sheets, Forms and helpful links for Occupational Therapists:
My Aged Care
East Coast Accessibility Experts work in conjunction with My Aged Care, offering solutions for the aged to remain living independently in their own homes. While East Coast Accessibility Experts can help with modification solutions and advise on how to make your home safe and comfortable, My Aged Care offer access to a broad range of more complex services. These government funded services include meal service, nursing care and transport. For more information regarding My Aged Care services please visit
National Disability Insurance Scheme
A big change is happening in Disability Support, with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It will provide those with disabilities the opportunity to create individualised plans, and the ability choose what services, support and activities they’d like to receive. The NDIS “is the new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers”
With the roll out of the NDIS across the country commencing in July 2016, East Coast Accessibility Experts has become a preferred provider receiving a Certificate of Verification in May 2015. For further information visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme site or sign up to our mailing list.
Carer Gateway launched in December 2015 and provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services including:
- information on the types of care and stages of caring
- advice on how to look after yourself while caring for someone
- managing day to day care
- legal and financial support considerations
- what to do in an emergency or crisis situation
- help on combining caring with work or study.
The Carer Gateway website also has specific information for young carers, older carers, working carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers and culturally and linguistically diverse carers.