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What is a home modification?

Last Updated: 27th October 2014

Home modifications are changes made to the home environment to help people to be more independent and safe in their own home and reduce any risk of injury to their carers and careworkers.

Modifications to the home include changes to the structure of the dwelling e.g. widening doors, adding ramps, providing better accessibility etc. and the installation of assistive devices inside or outside the dwelling e.g. grabrails, handrails, lifts etc.

Home modifications assist people with disability and older people to be more independent and may reduce the need for ongoing assistance.

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