Independence in the home

Wheelchair Accessibility Ramp addition to entertaining deck provides a young man access to his BBQ area – also a great addition to the home for anyone that has difficulty with small steps.

Independent living in the Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Otways and Colac regions is becoming increasingly important to a lot more people, not only due to injury or illness, we are now seeing a rise in the ageing population. It’s only natural that people want to continue living in their homes for as long as they can and there are many options for you to consider and this is where we can help.

Accessibility features such as ramps, platform steps and lifts along with grab rails and handrails provide confidence to the person living independently in their home and peace of mind to the people that care for them.

Whether it be a basic grab rail installed to the shower, a bidet toilet, widened doorways, level entry showers, a timber ramp or more complex home modifications there are loads of options to explore. Have a look around your home, or the home of someone you care for. Can you pinpoint an area that could be improved to provide easier access for them?

We work in consultation with Occupational Therapists, Home Care Providers or with private clients, designing and building solutions to meet your individual needs.

A modern bathroom with a widened level entry access shower with grab rail throughout the shower provides confidence to a client in Colac, Victoria.

Depending on your circumstances, funding may be available to you through the NDIS, Home Care Package, DVA & Worksafe.

I have spoken to quite a few clients that have told me what a difference it has made, not only to the person that the accessibility features were installed for, but also their families. I encourage you to have the conversation and explore the options out there that will help you or the people you care for, feel more comfortable in the home.

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pbbuilds/ for further images of modifications we have completed such as the ramp and hand rails above.

NDIS Bathroom Modification In Geelong

This bathroom modification in Bell Park was funded by the NDIS for a client with a prosthetic leg. The renovation included removing the wall between his existing separate toilet and bathroom and changing the door positions. The result is a much larger, more user friendly bathroom with easy access for his wheelchair.

existing toilet
BEFORE
Existing Toilet
AFTER
Re-use toilet with new vanity and additional grab rails
Existing bathroom
BEFORE
Existing Bathroom
AFTER
Step less shower replacing existing bath
existing doors and hallway
BEFORE
Toilet and W.C. doors
AFTER
Toilet and bathroom doors removed with new cavity slider

Bathroom Modifications:

  • Removed the existing doors and framed them in to create a space for the floating vanity and linen cupboard.
  • The wall between the existing bathroom and W.C. was removed to provide more space for easy wheel chair access.
  • Lowered floor in the shower area to create a walk in shower and non slip vinyl throughout
  • Additional grab rails in shower and around bathroom
  • Fold down grab rail installed next to toilet
  • Installed 920 cavity sliding door for wheel chair access