Home Modifications and Design

A house is a dwelling a person lives in, but a home is a place where people feel comfortable and safe. For many people, inaccessible environments highly impact their independence. Modifications to your house can create physical environments to enable a people experiencing challenges to remain living in their home for longer by maximising their independence and safety.

  

What are home modifications?

Home modifications are changes made to the structure, layout, or fittings of a house. Examples of minor modifications include the installation of grab rails, threshold ramps, hand held showers and handrails. Examples of major modifications include structural changes to bathrooms, ramps, lifts and widening doorways. Modifications to your house can increase safety, offering your family peace of mind and comfort.

Why consider home modifications?

Home modifications provide an alternative solution to leaving your current residence or prematurely moving to a care facility LifeTec works with you to manage your current and future housing needs, adding value and functionality to your home. Home modifications can:

  • Create accessible, inclusive, universal living environments
  • Make your home safer to support your independence
  • Complement your current and future needs
  • Allow assistive technology integration to help you keep doing the things you love

A house is a dwelling a person lives in, but a home is a place where people feel comfortable and safe. For many people, inaccessible environments highly impact their independence. Modifications to your house can increase safety, offering your family peace of mind and comfort.

Why choose LifeTec?

LifeTec has over 35 years experience working closely with individuals to support independence and safety. Our occupational therapists have undergone extensive training and complement the skills of other healthcare professionals and community workers.

How do we do this?

LifeTec has developed an evidence informed consumer AT pathway ‘Imagine, Seek, Choose, Live’to work collaboratively with you, your family and often support mechanisms to ensure your goals and needs are matched to the right assistive technology and home modifications.

Why choose LifeTec?

Imagine / Seek – Initial Assessment – We explore the possibilities and discuss options that may be suitable for you.

Choose – Home visit and assessment – We work with you to develop and choose a plan of action, proposed modifications are discussed and approved by you before implementation of modifications.

Live– Follow up and modification review - We conduct follow up home assessments to ensure the recommended outcomes achieved your goals.

Our service delivery is flexible and includes home visits, in centre appointments, or teleconsultations. We work with you to determine the best way to deliver this service. A home visit to collaborate with a registered building contractor will occur when we are evaluating the suitability of the proposed modification.

What Are the Costs?

We are registered providers with NDIS, My Aged Care, NIISQ and Medicare and will work with you to determine how to best fund the service you require.

Townsville Home Modifications Program

As of 1 July 2013, LifeTec Townsville has been secured to provide the Queensland Community Care Services Program in the Townsville Region to support the elderly and people with disabilities within their home. You may be eligible for funding assistance for up to 50% of the work.

The two programs include:
1.    State funded Minor and Major Modifications
2.    Commonwealth funded Maintenance, Minor and Major Modifications 

To talk to LifeTec staff about the programs:

If you are under 65, please refer contact to : If you are over 65, please refer contact to :
Phone:   4759 5619 Phone:   1800 996 887

Email:tsvhomemods@lifetec.org.au

Email:tsvhomemods@lifetec.org.au

For more information on this program, please read the documents below:

LifeTec Minor Home Modification Program 

LifeTec Major Home Modification Program

Commonwealth funded Maintenance, Minor and Major Modifications  (over 65s)