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Role and responsibilities of the building practitioner in Complex Home Modification Assessment for NDIS participants.

Professional advice on the design, scope, viability and cost of proposed home modifications is key to decision-making by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) when approving complex home modifications. This presentation looks at key areas of the of NDIS Complex (Structural) Home

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Lisa’s tips for parents undertaking NDIS-funded home modification – be prepared, be patient, don’t hesitate to follow up with the NDIS to keep the process moving, and select your service providers carefully!

Hayley and her parents are pleased with their home modification designed by home modification Victoria.

Lisa and her husband Stu recently completed a major home modification including ramp installation, bathroom redesign and doorway widening to create greater independence and safety for their seven-year-old daughter Hayley*, and to assist them in their role as carers. The

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Setting a new standard for major home modification assessment — OTs and Building Construction Professionals working together.

Home modification assessment involves the OT and building construction professional in consultation with the client

This presentation by our Specialist Home Modification Assessment team explains Home Modification Victoria’s collaborative model of assessment — Presented at the MODA Home Modification Conference 2017 Based on market research undertaken by Architecture & Access and our quality management system,

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Hayley’s Home Modification

Hayley in her new accessible bathroom designed by Home Modification Victoria.

Seven-year-old Hayley’s home modification has helped her to regain her independence and made a positive impact on family life. The completion of an accessible bathroom has removed daily tensions associated with showering and hair-washing, enabling Hayley to take care of

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Home Modification Victoria launched to deliver specialist assessment, design and project delivery services to NDIS participants.

Home Modification Victoria team members.

Architecture & Access is pleased to launch Home Modification Victoria offering specialist home modification services for NDIS participants and their families. “Home Modifications Victoria has many years of experience in designing and delivering home modifications for people with a wide

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Home modification forum update

Aaron Stowe & Clare Perry

This post presents the full discussion held at the recent Home Modification forum in Melbourne – where OTs and project managers raised key issues impacting on their industry at this time of rapid reform. Key points: It is important to discuss and clarify the scope

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Home modification forum kickstarts the conversation

Presenters and panelists pictured from L-R. David Brown, Unit Manager Projects, Architecture & Access. Bronwyn Stephen - Manager Quality Lifestyle Solutions and co-convenor of OT Association home modification special interest group (Vic). Michael Bleasdale - CEO MODA Home Modification Australia. Aaron Stowe - Senior Home Modification Project Manager, Architecture & Access. Chris Porter - Director, Architecture & Access. Clare Perry - Principal, Clare Perry Occupational Therapy Solutions. Ken Anderson - Injury Management Adviser and home modification subject matter expert, CGU.

Collaboration, client focus and quality were key themes as OTs and project managers from across the home modification sector discussed current opportunities and challenges facing professionals working in the insurance environment. Architecture & Access director Chris Porter welcomed the passionate group of

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Home modification forum

Home modification forum for occupational therapists

Home Modification Forum – OTs and project managers working together. Occupational therapists working in the field of home modification in Victoria are invited to this Home Modification Forum which explores the opportunities and challenges for occupational therapists and project managers working

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Margie’s home modification

Margie consults over the design of her home modification

Margie’s home presented significant barriers to her goal of independent living. An extensive home modification by Architecture & Access dramatically increased her safety and independence, and reduced her need for carer support. “I built my home 20 years ago,” says

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Glenn’s independent living unit

Glenn's indpendent-living-unit-by-Architecture-and-Access

Glenn and his mother Marjorie could not be happier with the transformation to Glenn’s accommodation, from the tiny ill-equipped bungalow in the back yard to a fully self-contained flat and accessible bathroom, joined to the house with a spacious deck.

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