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Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Arranging Home Modifications, Ed. 2

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Authors Home Modification Information Clearinghouse,
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Audience Consumers
ISBN 978-0-7334-3902-5
DOI 10.26288/5df9ade8b5570

Older people and people with disability might have limited mobility or ability to perform daily tasks in their home. Home modifications are changes to the home that enable people to be independent and avoid injury. Modifications can be privately funded or subsidised, depending on a person's disability.

This publication aims to assist people to arrange modifications that will enable them to be more safe and comfortable in their home. The steps to decide which home modifications are the best for your home as well as ways to apply for funding are analysed. 


Table of Contents

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


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