Your home is where you spend the most of your time. This is where you should feel the most confident, safe and secure. TADWA is able to work with you to provide modifications to your home that encourages independence, choice and improved lifestyle.
We aim to improve safety and access in and around the home. Our Occupational Therapists will assess you and your carer’s functional ability and your home environment and provide recommendations that will suit your needs. This could include:
- Access modifications including the installation of ramps, rails, steps and other modifications that help you access and live in your home more safely;
- Bathroom modifications such as the removal and replacement of a bath with a hobless shower etc., or a complete bathroom modification;
- Kitchen modifications to shelving and cupboard heights, accessibility options;
- Minor modifications including the installation of grab rails, hand held shower hoses, lever taps, door wedges and the widening of doorways; and
- The installation of lifts and stair climbers.
“From the first time they arrived on time and were helpful and polite at all times to us friendly and professional. Keeping us informed as the work progressed. Cleaning up before leaving each day. When they had finished and they called us, we were amazed at the result, as it exceeded our expectations by far. We thought that you should know that it was both a privilege and a pleasure to have these men in our home, we trusted them so much that we felt safe leaving them when we had a hospital appointment.”George
Modifications to allow accessibility
We know that all houses are built differently so all of our modifications and supports are customised to suit your home and the requirements of you and your family. Our Occupational Therapists and technicians work together to develop the specifications that will suit your home, using the Australian Standards to guide and support our practice.
Steps & Rails – before and after
Rails & Paving – before and after
Bathroom and toilet safety
A suitable bathroom and toilet is important to maintaining your independence. Following an Occupational Therapy assessment, recommendations that will suit your needs will be discussed with you. This could include how modifications to the bathroom and toilet can be made to improve access, safety, your function in performing self-care tasks for you and your carer. These are tailored to your specific needs.
“We are writing to thank you and the team who renovated our bathroom… [They] did an excellent job which far exceeded anything we expected including leaving the area clean and tidy each day. The finished result is a credit to their workmanship and courteous and considerate attention.”Peter
Swimming pool modification
Bathroom modification – before and after
Frequently Asked Questions
- My mother is getting older, what can I do to help her?
Following an Occupational Therapy assessment, recommendations and information will be provided to your mother and yourself about how she can improve independence, mobility and self-care tasks in her own home.
- I am 90 years old and am worried about falling, can you help?
Our Occupational Therapists would be able to provide you information and advice about falls prevention. In addition recommendations will be provided to you about how you can minimise the risk of falls within the home with home modifications or assistive equipment. Accessing community physiotherapy and maintaining your fitness are areas to explore to ensure that you minimise falls risks.
- How long will it take to modify my bathroom?
The length of time depends on the complexity of the work required. Usually complex bathroom modifications work can take up to 8 working days. However our team will give you an estimate of the timeframe when your quote is prepared. We will also provide you information about how best to manage in your home whilst the work is being completed.