RERC/Russian Aged Care Home Modifications service provides you with alterations made to a home to meet your needs for safety.
We are ready to assist you with the organisation and cost of simple home modifications and, where clinically justified, more complex modifications.
We believe that improvements, repairs and home modifications for eldery residents can help you maintain your independence, comfortably, safely and prevent accidents.
Some simple modifications can be done by an experienced builder or another tradesperson, however, an Occupational Therapist will usually be sent to your home to conduct a comprehensive assessment. This assessment is important to ensure that any modification done to your home is based on your personal needs to ensure you get the maximum benefit.
This assessment will then be sent to us and we will organise for an appropriately qualified and experienced builder and/or other trades-people to review the recommendations in order to provide a quote. If the builder identifies any potential issues they will discuss these with the OT and identify an appropriate solution.
Once the quote has been finalised you should be provided with a copy and a ‘Scope of Works’ that outlines exactly what modifications have be en recommended for you and the cost. You can request changes to be made or additional modifications at this stage if you wish, but anything that is beyond what is deemed reasonable and necessary for your condition will not be eligible for any subsidy – it will be at your expense.
Once you have agreed with the Scope of Works and the quote provided and details regarding payment have been finalised the provider will schedule your modifications and advise you when to expect the builder and how long it may take.
Once the modifications have been completed the Occupational Therapist should return and ‘sign-off’ on the work to ensure that it has.
To receive government-funded service you will need to have a referral from My Aged Care.
After the client has been assessed by My Aged Care and has chosen Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria (RERC/Russian Aged Care) as provider our Russian-speaking Client Services Coordinator will be in touch to assist you in the next steps of the process.
The intent of the CHSP is to primarily fund simple home modifications (i.e. modifications that would incur a cost of less than $1,000).
RERC contribution to the cost of a complex modification is capped at $10,000 (inc. GST) and applies per client per financial year. Any cost over the cap must be borne by the client.
Our Client Services Coordinator will discuss the cost of the service and all the details with you during an initial consultation.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about this program.