Home modifications for the elderly range from minor to major works, and there are multiple organisations across Australia that specialise in providing the elderly with Assistive Technologies and home maintenance programs. For more comprehensive information, check out Independent Living Centres Australia, Home Modifications Australia or your State Government site.

Here are a few of the best home Assistive Technologies that are currently on the market.


When wheelchair-bound, everyday home activities can become challenging. Adding ramps to create access to the front porch or kitchen will make life much easier, as well as improve quality of life.

Automatic Door Openers

Struggling with weakened muscles means opening a door can require some work, and in some cases, strain. An automatic door opener allows for seamless entry and exit.


Whether they’re used for the bathroom or along the hallway, that extra bit of support can go a long way. Handrails can help your relatives get the assistance they need in a subtle, dignified way, as well as maintain independence.

Stair Lifts

Available in a range of style to suit all types of staircases (as well as interior and exterior applications), the stair lift is an excellent way to move between levels of the home without the risk of falls.

If you’re in need of professional home modification services in Port Macquarie, these providers can help.

Hastings Home Modification & Maintenance Service Inc.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the team at Hastings Home Modification & Maintenance provide home modifications suited for the elderly and people with disability. Their services include:

  • Residential & commercial property modifications
  • Lawn mowing & maintenance
  • Pressure cleaning

When you need a bit of extra help around the house, give the friendly team at Hastings Home Modification & Maintenance Service a call. You can find their details on LocalSearch.

If your loved one needs extra assistance or you’re ready to enjoy a safe and hassle-free lifestyle, why not look into aged care living in Port Macquarie?

Garden Village Port Macquarie
The friendly team at Garden Village Port Macquarie have created a beautiful, comfortable retirement lifestyle for seniors. The community provides:

  • Nursing home & self care accommodation
  • Indoor bowls, heated pool & spa
  • Café & more

Located among 8 acres of Port Macquarie parkland, Garden Village Port Macquarie has everything required for a comfortable stay. Find all of their details on LocalSearch.

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