What are Home Modifications?


Home modifications are changes made to the structure or layout of the home environment that help improve accessibility and safety. These modifications can range from simple installations such as grab rails and hand-held showers, to more complex changes including bathroom renovations and ramps. 


Modifications are usually performed following an assessment of the home by an Occupational Therapist to ensure the accessibility solution you receive is the best fit for your needs and goals. Click here to find out more about Occupational Therapy. 


Although the types of modifications we offer are diverse, the purpose remains the same: to reduce hazards and restore your confidence and independence at home. 


Types of modifications 

Home modifications are classified either as minor or major depending on their size and level of complexity. An Occupational Therapist can help you decide if your home required major changes to ensure your safety, or whether minor adjustments will suffice. 

Minor modifications:

Include small, lower cost aids and equipment to improve accessibility such as a grab rail. 

Major modifications:

Include larger scale, structural changes to the home such as bathroom renovations. 

Minor Modifications Major Modifications
Hand rails Bathroom renovations
Grab rails  Kitchen renovations
Wedge ramps  Accessibility ramps 
Hand-held showers Stair climbers
Lever taps Platform lifts
Step modifications Doorway widening
Accessible paths and decks Hoists and lifting equipment
"We're so appreciative of the work, my wife is no longer stuck upstairs. You've made a huge difference in our lives."
- Mr Ford (Hunter region)
display bathroom with shower chair, accessible shower and grab rail

Why choose Scope?

Subsidised services

We are an approved provider for My Aged Care and a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This means we offer subsidised Home Modifications services for eligible clients aged 65+ (or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders) under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and can provide services for NDIS participants through their package. For more information on funding options, click here.

Industry experts

We have over 30 years experience restoring safety and independence to the elderly and people with a disability in our community. It is this wealth of experience and industry knowledge that allows us to problem-solve, adapt to challenging building structures and work collaboratively with clients and their families to minimise disruption as works progress, meaning a superior experience for our clients. 

Trusted provider

Our team, including subcontractors, are fully insured and background checked as part of our compliance standards. They also have extensive training and many years of experience working with older Australians, people with a disability, their families and carers.