We help older people and people with disabilities live safely and comfortably in their own homes.
Occupational therapy and home modifications
Occupational therapists help you maintain your everyday abilities so you can continue to do things for yourself as much as possible.
At Rosella Occupational Therapy, we've gained additional qualifications in accessible building design. Our distinct combination of occupational therapy and accessible building design skills enables us to assess your needs and create a design that will enable you to continue living safely in your home.
We collaborate with you and with trusted local builders and architects to design a home that meets your needs, the needs of other people you live with, and suits the look of your house. That gives you the best chance of gaining approval for your home modifications from your funding body, and ensuring you are happy with the home you live in.
Types of modifications we can assist with
Wheelchair accessible bathrooms, more usable bathroom fittings (e.g., taps, shower screen, shower head, rails), shower hob removals, wheelchair accessible kitchens, more usable kitchen fittings e.g. taps, stove top, over, cupboards, indoor and outdoor ramps and paths, door widening, style changes, automation, safety modifications for steps, stairlifts, platform lifts and elevators, ceiling track hoists, pool/spa hoists and access, and home automation (e.g., link window coverings, doors, aircon/heat, electrical items to remote or tablet/phone operation.
Who can benefit from home modifications
Our designs can improve home access and usability, and therefore independence, safety and wellbeing. We can design for people with:
- Cognitive impairments.
- Wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
- Reach and dexterity impairments.
- Vision impairments.
We design in line with various Australian Standards for accessible design, the National Construction Code, Livable Housing Design Guidelines, any funding body criteria, and very importantly - your personal needs and preferences in mind.
Ageing at home
Ageing at home or ageing in place is all about enabling you to continue living safely in your own home as you get older. Often, a few changes can make your home easier and safer to live in, reducing your risk of falling and hurting yourself. We can recommend and design home modifications like a ramp at the front door, grab rails in the shower, non-slip floors, more comfortable handles on doors and taps, and better lighting.
You can fund home modifications for ageing at home through MyAgedCare, the NDIS or by paying privately. Please note that Medicare and private insurance rebates differ - we recommend that you check with them first.
Home modifications & NDIS
We provide you with a report for modifications funding consideration, and a modification proposal (diagrams and specifications) for your builder or architect.
We can organise building quotes from NDIS registered builders as required.
Why choose Rosella Occupational Therapy for your home modifications
Experience working on new homes with private builders and architects.
From simple advice about accessible design features to suit you, through to a full modification proposal (diagrams and specifications) for your builder or architect.
Livable Housing Advice and Certifications
We have a Livable Housing Assessor on team to provide accessible design advice and certification.
Access audits and accessible design advice for public buildings
We can appraise, audit or design for access in many kinds of public buildings, e.g. public toilets, shopping centres, and civic buildings.
Home environment sustainability reports
We can assist you to decide if a particular house would be suitable for your needs before you make a purchase.
*Not all services available to NDIS participants.