Aids & Equipment
The below information is for people not accessing the NDIS.
In Queensland, there are subsidies for aids and equipment to help people continue living at home and avoid early or inappropriate residential care or hospitalization. This is provided through the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS). Some of the aids and equipment available include communication aids, continence aids, daily living and mobility aids and artificial limbs. For more information, contact MASS on 1300 443 570. For those who have ongoing continence management issues, you may be eligible for the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) through Services Australia.
If you receive a health care card or pension card, then you may be able to apply for the Spectacle Supply Scheme which covers the cost of a basic pair of prescription glasses.
Figuring out what aids and equipment is best suited to you, it may be helpful to contact a free advisory service. The Queensland Government have partnered with LifeTec, Vision Australia, CPL and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children to provide advisory services.