Disability

Equipment and assistive technology for people with disability

Specialist equipment and assistive technology helps people with disability with personal care, communication, mobility, safety and comfort.

Equipment Program

The state-wide Equipment Program provides a service to existing clients of Disability SA, Disability and Domiciliary Care Services, Novita Children's Services and Minda Inc.

Assessment and eligibility

A qualified health professional will assess a person's eligibility for Equipment Program services.

To arrange an assessment contact:

  • Domiciliary Care Access Service - 1300 295 673
  • Disability Services Information and Referrals Line - 1300 786 117
  • Novita Children's Services - 8349 2002.

Other equipment options

Independent Living Centre (ILC) provides free information and advice about equipment, technology and techniques to help people maintain their independence.

The ILC also provides a mobile service to country areas.

ILC does not sell equipment but can give you information about suppliers and their prices.

Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) provides equipment to:

  • clients of DCSI Equipment Services (includes Disability and Domiciliary Care Services, Novita Children's Services and Minda Inc)
  • participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • clients of some hospitals and non-government organisations
  • people who wish to privately hire equipment.

Help with equipment running costs

You may be eligible for a subsidy to assist with cost of running equipment that you require due to your disability.

The concession finder will help you see what is available and if you are eligible.


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Page last updated 29 November 2016

Provided by:
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
URL:
http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/disability/disability-equipment
Last Updated:
29/11/16
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