We understand that maintaining personal hygiene is important for individuals with disabilities, but using a standard shower may not be safe or feasible.
Our experienced Occupational Therapists are highly trained in equipment prescription, working closely with our supplier networks to ensure that we can prescribe the best shower equipment for your individual needs.
Our assessment includes a thorough evaluation of your mobility, transfer ability and risk of falls. Shower equipment prescription is appropriate for participants who have difficulties with standing or balancing, and those who require additional support to maintain their hygiene needs.
We offer our services to NDIS participants and private paying individuals, and our goal is to provide a prompt, professional and supportive service to help you improve your quality of life.
Shower Equipment Prescription FAQ’s
How do I know if I need assistive shower equipment?
If you experience difficulty with maintaining balance, standing or sitting for extended periods, difficulty reaching certain body parts or have a history of falls, then you may benefit from assistive shower equipment.
What kind of shower equipment can I get through the NDIS?
The NDIS may fund a range of shower equipment including shower chairs, shower stools, shower commodes and over-toilet frames. The specific equipment will depend on your individual needs and functional goals.
Can I use my NDIS funding for customised shower equipment?
Yes, the NDIS may fund customised shower equipment if it is deemed necessary to meet your specific functional needs.
Do I need a referral from a doctor to access shower equipment through the NDIS?
No, a referral from a doctor is not required to access shower equipment through the NDIS. However, an Occupational Therapist can assist in assessing your needs and prescribing the appropriate equipment.
How can an Occupational Therapist help with shower equipment through the NDIS?
An Occupational Therapist can assess your needs, identify appropriate equipment and provide a report to support your application for funding. They can also assist with ordering and organising installation of the equipment.
Get in touch
Use our enquiry form or speak with reception on 08 6183 1763