Sometimes your bathroom needs a particularly special update: to make it more accessible for family members with a physical disability. These updates can mean wider doorways, a new walk-in shower, or a roll-in shower that requires that the ground be completely flat. It can mean lower bathroom sinks to accommodate a wheelchair user, and a higher toilet seat to accommodate easier transfer for the wheelchair-bound individual.
These upgrades to your home can be particularly expensive and you’ll likely need professional help to make the changes. However, thanks to the Australian government’s initiative, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allows you as the homeowner to claim certain expenses back through the NDIS program, such as NDIS bathroom renovations.
While you might be tempted to go the whole hog on an NDIS bathroom renovation, you don’t have to do so to make a difference to someone with a disability. There are plenty of NDIS bathroom modifications that don’t require a huge remodel. Here are some easier-to-make NDIS bathroom modifications.
If you’re in need of a more complete bathroom remodel to accommodate an individual in your household with mobility challenges, then Crystal Bathrooms can help with an extensive NDIS bathroom renovation. We provide assistance throughout every step of the renovation process: helping you to design the bathroom, offer material suggestions and research, and then finally offering physical assistance in doing the renovation for you.
Our goal is to help make your bathroom more accessible for you – and as accessibility actually makes life easier for everyone, your bathroom becomes more accessible for everyone, too! Usually, when you’re making large-scale accessibility-related renovations, you need to consult an NDIS specialist before making the changes, to make sure you’re covered under the insurance.
NDIS, or the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides homeowners who are themselves living with a disability or will be making renovations to provide for those in the household that are living with a disability, with specialised insurance funds to make those renovations possible, as they can be very extensive and expensive.
Having an NDIS-approved renovation plan will make sure that you’re covered in the event of an accident in your home, in the space that was covered with the NDIS. NDIS-approved modifications to a bathroom are things like installing wider doorways, replacing a sink and counter, so that it can be lowered to accommodate a wheelchair user. Or the replacing of a bathtub-shower, with either a full walk-in shower, or a roll-in shower for those with wheelchair users in the home.
Crystal Bathrooms can help navigate the Insurance Scheme, making sure everything checks all of the boxes, at every stage of the renovation.