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Home Modifications Workshop - Brisbane 2016

27th October 2016, Event
Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) and Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) proudly present in partnership our first Home Modifications Workshop 2016. T...

15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing

27th October 2016, Event
The ERA 2016 conference will be hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) located in the Research School of Population H...

Kick Start Healthy Ageing

27th October 2016, Event
A free public forum presenting a series of expert talks from some of Australias pre-eminent researchers in the field of ageing. The forum will focus o...

Bathroom Modifications Workshop - VIC 2016

26th October 2016, Event
The bathroom modifications workshop aims to provide occupational therapy practitioners with: Knowledge about broad principles for selecting product...

Ramps & Rails Workshop - VIC 2016

26th October 2016, Event
The ramps and rails workshop aims to provide occupational therapy practitioners with: Knowledge about broad principles for designing internal and e...

2 days WORKSHOP: Environmental Home Modifications - The Basics - Sydney

26th October 2016, Event
This is a two day workshop (Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November) for Occupational Therapists covering the knowledge and skills based required to prescr...

ATSA Expo 2017

17th October 2016, Event
The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solu...

How does the DDA relate to the National Construction Code including the Building Code of Australia outside a persons home?

12th October 2016
The Australian Human Rights Commission has a webpage on frequently asked questions. They also have guidelines on access to buildings and services for ...

Performance expectations in regard to Australian Access regulation and outdoor ramps

12th October 2016
The National Construction Code and Performance is a performance-based code, the NCC now has a new document titled the Performance Requirements extract...

National Construction Code Interactive House

12th October 2016
Did you know that every Standard referenced in the Australian National Construction Code (NCC) related to residential premises? The NCC Interactive Ho...

NARI - Translating ageing research into policy and practice, 40 years and beyond

5th October 2016, Event
NARI celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Over the past four decades, it has been bringing research to life to improve health outcomes and aged ...

Changes to strata management laws and home modifications

15th September 2016
Origibnally Posted by Ryan van den Nouwelant on September 5th, 2016 Cities, Demographics, Law, Strata, Wellbeing by Ryan van den Nouwelant and Haz...

ITAC 2016 - Empowering Care Technology

26th August 2016, Event
The theme of the conference, ITAC Empowering Care Technology emphasises the importance of information technology in establishing a sustainable, quali...

AAG 49th Conference: Re-Imagining our Future

25th August 2016, Event
The AAG 2016 Conference will provide a forum to reflect on and re-imagine the incredible potential of our ageing society, now and into the future. It ...

LASA National Congress 2016

25th August 2016, Event
LASA National Congress primarily attracts high-level industry executives including Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial...

Now Online - Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future (Ebook)

23rd August 2016
This ebook entititled "Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future" presents papers from the 3rd International Conference ...

The Australian Future of Aged Care Summit

17th August 2016, Event
The Australian Future of Aged Care Summit provides a unique platform for aged care organisations to enhance their knowledge of the latest reforms, dev...

SA Dementia Forum 2016 - Forward Thinking

15th August 2016, Event
Occupational Therapy Australia invites you to participate in a one day OT practice in dementia forum, being held at the Adelaide Pavilion, South Terra...

Change Agents: Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bonyhady on the birth of the NDIS

10th August 2016
In the Conversation their is a new series on change agents and Andrew Dodd (Swinburne University of Technology) talks to Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bon...

ASID Road Show: Individualised Funding & Self Determination

9th August 2016, Event
You are invited to join us for an exciting event including international and local speakers on Individualised Funding and Self Determination for peopl...

ASID Road Show: Ethical Issues in Ageing

9th August 2016, Event
You are invited to join international and local speakers discussing some of the key ethical issues faced by older people with intellectual disability ...

Colour and Luminosity Measurement Tools to Improve Accessibility

3rd August 2016
Measurement of colour contrast and luminosity is key in assisting people with low vision to navigate both built environments and the world wide web. ...

IDeA Online Course - Design for Health, Wellness, & Social Participation

27th July 2016, Training
Health and wellness are generally accepted indicators of quality of life and well-being and serve as the foundations of positive living. Good health a...

IDeA Online UD and Home Modifications Course

27th July 2016, Training
This course examines the role that home modifications play in improving the fit between people and their homes. It describes the primary goals of home...
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What is a home modification?

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.