When mum of six, Kristine Bauman, needed expert help reconfiguring her home to cater for the needs of her two sons with disability, LifeTec stepped in to lend a hand, overseeing a major modification under the NDIS.
Jayson, 18, and his brother Leigham, 14, both have a rare form of leukodystrophy which affects the brain, nervous system and spinal cord.
Both boys use tilt-in-space wheelchairs and customised hospital beds and as such were unable to use the standard bedrooms and bathrooms in the house.
LifeTec occupational therapists made recommendations to turn the existing patio into a bathroom and convert the carport into a bedroom for Jayson and Leigham, with ramp access connecting the carport to the patio and the house.
While Kristine and her family self-funded the carport conversion into a bedroom, the bathroom modification was approved under the NDIS.
As for Jayson and Leigham, according to the Kristine they love the changes.
Established in in Townsville in 2008, LifeTec is a leader in the disability sector applying assistive technology (A.T.) and accessibility solutions to the lives of people with disability and seniors.
A.T. is any product, device or system that provides practical solutions for everyday life.
Originally seen in the Townsville Bulletin, Friday 20th July, 2018.
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