Aids and equipment can be essential, however it can also be expensive. Various government schemes and not for profit organisations can loan or provide free or subsidised equipment.
What equipment and aids are available?
There are many types of equipment available. The type of equipment will differ depending on the individuals needs and care level, some examples include:
- Oxygen equipment
- Prosthetic limbs
- Alarms and monitoring systems
- Needs for daily tasks such as showering or using the bathroom.
To find the right equipment talk to your:
- Occupational therapist
- Allied health professional.
Please visit https://www.carergateway.gov.au/financial-support-for-aids-and-equipment to view the commonwealth government subsidised schemes, the state and territory equipment schemes and the equipment assistance from non- government organisations, https://www.carergateway.gov.au.