30th Aug '17

Top Tips to Make the Most of your NDIS Package Tip # 1: include Home Modifications in your package discussions

A functional, comfortable and safe home is incredibly important to ensuring that people with disabilities lead the best life they can. Changes to the structure, layout or fittings of an NDIS participant’s home can be included in an NDIS package, if they are required to enable the participant to safely access and move around frequently used areas in their home as a result of their disability.

It’s a good idea to discuss potential changes to your home with Home Modifications professionals prior to NDIS planning if possible. They can advise about suitable options and what to ask for in your plan.

Home Modification professionals are highly experienced at working with families to ensure the best possible home environment is achieved through modification works. Occupational Therapists assess the functional capacity of individuals and design physical supports around their needs and abilities to increase the ease and safety of the home.

NDIS planners will consider whether the proposed home modification is good value for money compared to other lower cost options which would achieve the same benefits. For full details visit the NDIS website.

To find out more about including home modifications in your NDIS plan, search LiveBetter Home Modifications or call us on 1800 580 580.