How NDIS Bathroom Modifications Give You More Independence

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will provide funds to help those with permanent or significant disabilities. This can include home modifications which can aid independence and living standards, greatly reducing the impact of their disability. With around 4.3 million Australians currently living with a disability and that figure set to rise, the NDIS will spend more than $22 Billion a year to help. Find out about your eligibility here.

What Bathroom Modifications Qualify for NDIS Funding?

If you or someone in your family is suddenly injured or falls ill, you may be able to adapt your home and bathroom accordingly which will be necessary to ensure greater independence and therefore reducing the impact of their disability. Here is an example of some bathroom modifications that can be funded by the NDIS and fitted by your local bathroom renovation specialist.

  • Installing grab rails and other mobility aids
  • Hand-held showers
  • Adapted toilet (incl toilet roll holder fitted at a reachable height)
  • Removal of shower hobs and screens
  • Installation of easy-to-use lever taps
  • Fitting your bath with non-slip mats
  • Addition of slip-resistant surfaces and treatments to existing floors
  • Widening of doorways for wheelchair access
  • Adjustment of worktop heights
  • Moving light switches and power points for easy reach
  • Installation of platforms or hoists if required
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Assessing Your NDIS Bathroom Requirements

The above list is just an example of what can be done, each persons’ needs are unique to their home so an assessment will need to be carried out by a registered OT (occupational therapist) who will make recommendations for changes that suit your requirements. The OT will complete a detailed report and present it in the correct format to the NDIS for review and subsequent approval.

Find an NDIS Bathroom Modifications Company

Your OT will assist you with finding a reputable company to quote on and complete the modifications to a professional standard. This would involve the same process that you would go about to choose any trades company, you would look at their experience, reputation and specialty. Working with a reputable company to complete the work will be crucial to the success and functionality of the modifications. Here at Tradepro we have great experience in completing NDIS approved home modifications, we also work with and assist many OTs with the smaller modifications required for their participants’ homes. You may need permission for some major changes and if so we will help you with this, but most modifications require no permission from your local council.

Things to Check With Your NDIS Bathroom Modifications Company

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are they experienced in disability bathroom modifications?
  • Have they completed disability bathroom projects previously?
  • Are they fully insured?
  • Do they have access to an occupational therapist (OT) who may provide advice in designing a bathroom for independent living?
  • Can they provide references for previous accessible bathroom home renovations projects?

Here at Tradepro, we can satisfy all of the above, so give us a call to find out how we can help you with NDIS funded bathroom modifications to improve your independence and way of life.