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Consumer Factsheet: Arranging Home Modifications

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Authors Adams, T., Bridge, C., Carnemolla, P., McNamara, N., Quinn, J.
Illustrators/Contributors Svenger, M.
Audience Consumers
ISBN 9780733434495

This factsheet assists consumers navigate their way to arranging home modifications in Australia.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is a home modification?
  • Who do I contact if I want to modify my home?
  • What if I need an interpreter?
  • What home modifications will help me to be more independent?
  • How do I arrange an assessment by an Occupational Therapist?
  • The assessment process
  • Selecting your home modifications
  • Undertaking your own home modifications
    • Licence checks
    • Quotes and contracts
    • Planning and permissions
  • Equipment (assistive technology) to help at home
  • Who do I contact to arrange for home modifications? (Figure 1: Arranging Home Modifications Map)

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