Service Provided

Modifications

LHMS provides modifications which are specific to your individualised requirements as specified by an Occupational Therapist. Examples of modification work completed are:

 

  • Supply and installation of grabrails;

  • Supply and installation of handrails;

  • Supply and installation of hand held showers;

  • Tap adjustments such as the installation of lever taps;

  • Handle adjustments such as the installation of lever door handles;

  • Widening of doorways for wheel chair access;

  • Access modifications such as ramps and step modifications;

  • Bathroom and toilet modifications e.g. removal of baths and anti-slip treatments;

  • Kitchen Modifications; and

  • Any other work as specified by an Occupational Therapist which meets your functional requirements and is within the Guidelines.

 

Maintenance

 

LHMS provides minor maintenance work to your home which focusses on safety, access and independence. A limited range of maintenance work is completed. Examples of maintenance work are:

 

  • Carpentry maintenance e.g. windows, doors, floors etc;

  • Minor roof repairs;

  • Minor plumbing/drainage e.g. washers, cisterns, minor leaks and blockages;

  • Minor electrical e.g. replacing fuses, switches, bulbs and stove elements;

  • Pressure cleaning paths and driveways;

  • External maintenance e.g. fences, gates, paths, one-off yard and rubbish clearance (excluding lawn mowing and edging);and

  • Pruning, weeding and hedging.

 

NB Some tasks are subject to restrictions and conditions may apply to rental and Department of Housing properties. LHMS must obtain permission from landlords and the Department of Housing before work can be completed.

 

Adjustments

  • Furniture adjustments such as adjusting the height of tables, chairs and beds;

  • Safety adjustments e.g. to temperature on hot water systems or making cords, rugs etc safe.

 

Occupational Therapy Assessments

 

An Occupational Therapist (OT) will do a comprehensive assessment before Home Modifications are provided.

 

Advice and Referral

 

Please contact the friendly team to discuss your referral or for advice.

Relevant Legislation 

 

LHMS must abide by relevant Acts and Legislation as specified by government agencies. These include but are not limited to:

 

  • Disability Inclusion Act 2014

  • Aged Care Act 1997

  • The Building Code of Australia and relevant standards

  • Local government planning laws and ordinances

  • All industrial relation laws including the Fair Work Act and relevant Awards

  • Work Health and Safety Laws

  • Privacy and Confidentiality Laws

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