Assistive Technology

Support to specialised aids and equipment

Being able to live more independently can be achieved with the help of aids and equipment designed specifically for your needs.

If you are an NDIS participant and have been approved for the support category ‘assistive technology’ in your NDIS plan, you can choose from the supports below. Please note that Ozcare can provide these supports to you if we also provide plan management services.

Supports


Assistive products for personal care and safety

Get access to specialised aids and equipment you need to be comfortable and safe, including:

  • Beds
  • Pressure mattresses
  • Toilet and bathroom equipment
  • Specialised clothing
  • Continence needs
Personal mobility equipment

If you have trouble moving around your home and community, we can help you find the best equipment for your needs, including:

  • Walking frames
  • Wheeled walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Transfer equipment such as boards, slide sheets, and car pads
  • Slings and hoists

We can also assist with maintenance repairs, rentals and purchases. Our specialist physiotherapists? will assess your needs and work with you to find the mobility equipment to increase your independence.


Assistance with travel/transport arrangements

We can assist you to rent an adapted vehicle for your specialised needs.


Home modification design and construction

Our occupational therapists will visit your home to do an assessment and suggest modifications that will make your home safer and more comfortable for you. This can include:

  • Adding rails to your bathroom
  • Installing ramps
  • Adding a slip resistant coating to your tile
  • Design changes such as removing rugs that are trip hazards
  • Other minor modifications to help you live independently at home

Assistive equipment for recreation

If you would like to get involved in sport, for fun or competitively, we can help you to purchase the aids and equipment you need, including:

  • Wheelchairs for track racing
  • Specialist tricycles or quadricycles
  • Adaptions for arm and hand prosthetics
  • Assistive products for audio visual gaming

Assistive products for household tasks

Household tasks can be made easier with specialised aids and equipment for cooking, cleaning, washing, and home maintenance. This includes:

  • Alarms and door bells
  • Adapted clocks
  • Programmable memory aids
  • Assistive devices for dishwashing and cleaning
  • Assistive devices for cooking
  • Environmental control units (ECUs)

Communication and information equipment

Increase your ability to communicate with the use of aids and equipment to access written or spoken communication via electronic or other means, including:

  • Voice generators
  • Word processing and other specialised software
  • Microphones, keyboards, and other equipment
  • Face to face communication assistive products
  • Letter and symbol boards and sets
  • Communication amplifiers
  • Text to speech device
  • Personal readers
  • Other specialised devices and aids

Some items may require a prescription from a health professional.

Support categories

Each support category contains a number of services that you can choose from to help achieve your goals. You can use your budget for any of services within that support category, but you are unable to use this budget for services within another support category. In some cases, you may be approved for a specific support (rather than a category). In this case, you will need to use your budget for this specific service only. Read more about NDIS plans.

Flexibility of services

With NDIS, you have the power to choose the services that best suit your needs and goals, including how services are delivered. Each of the services above can be tailored to your specific requirements, and changed as your needs change.

Why Ozcare?

With 20 years’ experience providing disability services, we focus on your strengths to support you to achieve your goals. To provide consistent personalised care, we make sure that you continue to see familiar faces for each of your appointments so you can get to know your carers and feel comfortable with them.

Cost of supports

The NDIA publishes a price list, which sets out the cost of each support. This is the price you will pay no matter which provider you choose. In some cases, a price for a support may not be fixed, and we can provide you with a quote that the NDIA will approve. Read more about NDIS costs.

Availability

Our NDIS services are open to all NDIS participants with an approved plan. We have branches all over Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Far North Queensland use our locate a service finder to find the nearest branch to you. Read more about NDIS eligibility.


How to book services

If you live in or near Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, or Ipswich call us now on 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273).

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