Our Lady of Consolation’s Home Modification Service offers simple home modifications that aim to ensure that older people can remain living at home safely.
The service is specifically targeted to create home environments that are safe, while increasing the wellbeing of clients and allowing them to confidently access things in their own home. While the service does not include general renovations to your home, there are a wide range of alterations available under the Home Modification Service to help keep you safe and independent, including:
- Redesigning a bathroom;
- Altering a kitchen;
- Widening doorways;
- Installing smoke alarms
- Installing handrails
- Modifying steps, ramps and access pathways.
Our service also includes an in-house Occupational Therapist (OT) who will complete all required assessments and finalise all Home Modifications service jobs to ensure all they are suitable to your needs.
To be access this program you must be:
- 65 years of age or older (50 years of age or over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or;
- Living at home and requiring some help to remain safe and independent, or;
- A carer of a client receiving Home Modification Services where the older person spends significant time at the carer’s house, and;
- Living in the local government areas of Auburn, Blacktown, The Hills, Holroyd and Parramatta.
Check your eligibility and apply online at MyAgedCare
The Australian Government subsidies a range of aged care services in Australia. If your circumstances allow, it is expected you will contribute to the cost of your care. If you are able to contribute towards the cost of your home modification, we offer a range of payment options that we can tailor to meet your financial circumstances
Any fees or subsidies will be discussed and agreed upon before any home modification work takes place so you have the opportunity to clarify any concerns.
How to Get Started
You will need to have your needs assessed by a My Aged Care assessor. To organise an assessment, apply online or call 1800 200 422. Alternatively call our friendly staff on (02) 9832 4599 for help navigating the aged care system.
After the assessment we will contact you and organise to meet and discuss your needs.
Need more than one service? Have you considered a Home Care Package?
Our Commitment To You
We want to ensure that you are more than satisfied with the service you receive, and that it will help you to continue to live at home. However, if for some reason this is not the case then we would encourage you to contact us immediately on (02) 9832 4599 and your concerns will be dealt with promptly and professionally.