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How do I get assisted living equipment?


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How do I get assisted living equipment?
 
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The type of independent living equipment available includes products to assist:

  • mobility, for example, prosthetics, wheelchairs (usually for short-term loan), or walking frames,
  • bathing and showering,
  • home safety, for example, grab rails, ramps and alarms,
  • toileting, for example, commodes and raised toilet seats,
  • dressing and grooming, for example, wigs and pressure garments, and
  • communication, for people with sensory impairment.

Other kitchen, bedroom, living room and household equipment may also be available.

Equipment for independent living is usually provided by your local health authority, through your social worker or occupational therapist. Your doctor can refer you to either of these specialists.

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