Creating a home that’s not just a place to live but a haven of accessibility and comfort is a crucial aspect of supporting individuals with disabilities.
Dwelcom Pty Ltd, a registered NDIS provider, is here to guide you through the journey of NDIS home modifications. We will ensure that your living space is a true reflection of your needs and preferences.
Unlocking NDIS Funding for Home Modifications
One of the incredible aspects of NDIS home modifications is that they can be funded through your NDIS plan. This simply indicates that if certain guidelines are met, you can access the support you need to make your home more accessible and tailored to your requirements.
Understanding the Guidelines
These modifications are typically funded in the NDIS plan if the following guidelines are fulfilled:
Difficult access to a specific area – If there’s a part of your home that is challenging to access due to your disability, NDIS may cover modifications to make it easier and safer for you.
Assessment of current home condition – An assessment will be done to understand how your current living conditions impact your sustainability and care arrangements. If modifications are needed to improve your overall living situation, they may be covered.
Recommendation from an occupational therapist: A recommendation from an occupational therapist is necessary if you want to ensure the effectiveness of the modifications to meet personal goals. This step ensures that the changes align with your unique needs.
The 3 Main Types of NDIS Home Modifications
Simple modifications – This involves low-cost items that are easy to access. This goal is to provide practical solutions for enhancing accessibility.
Minor home modifications – This process involves low-cost and non-structural changes. For this type of modification, you may require professional support for installation. This can include handrails, widened doorways, and ramps for disabled access.
Complex home modifications (CHM) – When structural changes are needed, typically for higher-cost items, for instance, hoists and lifts, these modifications may involve alterations to various areas within the home.
One thing to note – If your CHM constructions cost over $30,000, you will need to engage an NDIS-registered Building Works Project Manager (BWPM).
Start Your Personalised NDIS Home Modification Journey
Your journey to a more accessible home begins with understanding these guidelines and working with professionals who prioritise your unique needs.
Dwelcom Pty Ltd is here to assist you in navigating this process. Our NDIS home modifications builders will ensure that your home modifications not only meet NDIS requirements but also align with your vision to help you enjoy a more accessible and comfortable living space. We team up with well-qualified occupational therapists to create personalised NDIS home modification solutions such as wheelchair access, ramps & railing, hand and grab rails, widening doorways, bathroom modifications, stepless shower base, non slip surface applications, emergency alarms and electronic device installation, kitchen modifications for wheelchair users/disabled, etc.
If you have questions or would like to explore NDIS services related to home modification, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Book a call today.