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WHATHome improvement agency that assists the aged or those with a disability to remain living at home and to live more independently in the community.
WHYHome improvement services include installing grab rails, bathroom and kitchen modifications to fitting smoke alarms and mowing lawns. So that the aged and frail elderly who are finding that their current home no longer meets their needs and are in need of minor home modifications to make life easier can get home improvement work done and avoid moving into long-term care facilities.
WHEREThe NSW HMMS State Council. Home Modification and Maintenance Services (HMMS) New South Wales, Australia.

Program Description

The “New South Wales - Home Modification And Maintenance Services” Program provides both minor home repairs and major home improvements or modifications which have been prescribed by an Occupational Therapist.

Some home improvement agency services are free or funded to and other services are not. Elderly are asked to pay for the cost of materials at a reduced price when possible, plus a subsidized hourly rate. Financial assistance is available and can be negotiated with the New South Wales - Home Modification And Maintenance Services” Program.

Examples of minor home modifications include:

The supply and installation of lever taps, grabrails, handrails and hand held showers, access modifications including the widening of doorways and building wheelchair ramps, access ramps, step wedges, easy steps and pathways.

Examples of major home improvement work include: bathroom, kitchen and safety modifications

Other maintenance work includes making the homes of elderly more energy efficient by providing work such as adjusting temperatures on hot water systems.

Home safety for the elderly includes the installation of smoke alarms, safety adjustments, fall prevention, securing cords, rugs, and adjustments to furniture and fittings, adjusting the height of tables, chairs and beds.

The “New South Wales - Home Modification And Maintenance Services” Program is funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) under the Home and Community Care Program (HACC).

More Home Improvement Agencies in Australia

Commonwealth Home Modification Program - Australia. Home improvment program that makes home improvements for elderly, especially those who have difficulty doing everyday tasks, and are at risk of premature admission to long term residential care.

Archicentre Limited Home Renovation Service Program - Australia. Home renovation program that provides free home safety inspections for elderly Victorian homeowners or those who have a disability. During an inspection the home renovation service identifies what repair work or home modifications need to be done to make the home a safe place to live as homeowners are aging.

Find out more about the "New South Wales - Home Modification And Maintenance Services" Program

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