Provision of Goods and Equipment refers to the loan or purchase of goods and equipment to assist the person cope with a disabling condition and maintain their independence. There are seven (7) categories:
These aids assist the client in their day-to-day routines of cooking/eating and personal hygiene. Examples include special crockery/cutlery, bath rails/shower rails, buttonhooks, bowel and urinary appliances etc.
Support and Mobility Aids
These aids assist the client with ease of mobility as well as supportive mechanisms while at rest. Support aids include callipers, splints, special beds, cushions/pillows etc, while mobility aids include belts, braces, crutches, wheelchairs (manual and motorised) etc.
These aids help the client with their inter-personal interaction and are inclusive of telephone attachments, writing aids, speaking aids (electrolarynx), intercom etc. Aids for Reading • These are reading-specific aids provided to clients and comprise of items like magnifying/reading glasses, braille books, reading frames etc.
Medical Care Aids
Aids in this category assist clients with specific medical conditions. Included are breathing pumps, pacemakers, Ostomy/stoma appliances etc.
These aids allow clients access to safe and comfortable transportation, either as the driver or passenger of the vehicle. They are inclusive of accelerator/brake/mirror and other driver related controls as well as other modifications like automatic transmission and room for wheelchair etc.
Other Goods/ Equipment
Includes any goods and equipment not included in the categories above.