“I am an Aged Care representative for both my parents and living 3 hours away from them can make it challenging to make sure they are accessing everything they need so they can continue to live comfortably in their home.
After an occupational therapist assessment, it was recommended that we install two handrails and a shower rail to assist them in their mobility.
At times, it can be frustrating to arrange these recommendations, but the team at LiveBetter are the exception. The care, respect and empathy they displayed towards my parents was so refreshing.
Every appointment from OT assessment through to installation was kept and done on time with ultimate professionalism.
LiveBetter is an asset to any community they service.”
This is what Matt, from Kempsey, New South Wales, had to say about his experience organising home modifications with LiveBetter for his ageing parents.
We all want our homes to be a safe environment, and home maintenance is something we all need to do on a regular basis – anyone else mowing their lawn more than usual with the recent rains? We hear you! Does anyone else have to call in a tall family member when a lightbulb needs to be changed or bribe the kids with some pocket money to help wash the car?
But for our ageing loved ones, keeping their house and garden well-maintained is crucial to keeping them safe at home, and in their home for longer.
Enter Home Modifications – LiveBetter’s service to assist with minor and major jobs around the home and garden to ensure that you home remains safe and comfortable. We can assist with:
- Cleaning gutters
- Cleaning windows – no one’s favourite job!
- Installing and maintaining smoke alarms
- Mowing the lawns/garden care – we are always open to some gardening tips!
- Changing light bulbs
- Car and hard surface cleaning
- Smart technology installation
But as time goes on, you might find you need more than simply having your lawn mown once a fortnight or having someone get up on a ladder to change a light bulb. Changes to your health or mobility could mean that you need some modifications around the home. Based on an occupational therapist’s assessment, you might need:
- Handrails and grab rails
- Ramps for wheelchairs
- Small and large bathroom modification
- Installing handheld showers
- Lifts and lift chairs on stairs
- Widening of doors
- Kitchen adaptions
Home modifications can be accessed through your Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funding – just chat to your coordinator about how to access the help you need.
LiveBetter will help you every step of the way and make sure the job is completed to the highest standard, helping to create a safe environment for you, and ensuring you can stay in your home for longer.