Day 2: MOD.A National Home Modification Conference: Building Inclusion Practice

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Modifying the Home – Building Inclusion Practice – 28th & 29th April, Canberra, Australia.

Notes from day two of the conference taken by our CEO – Shalla Thomas.

 


 

The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing

Helen Polly, Assistant Ageing Minister

Labour Priorities 2016;  Budget Tuesday evening 3 May 2016; Aged Reforms 2012 a 10 year strategy: Living Longer, Living Better; Age friendly nation; 16% 65+

Must do better in ageing, too many falls and hospitalisation; safe easy to maintain homes; LGA adopt age friendly communities

Fix My Aged Care – Aged Care Roadmap requires more contribution from consumers

Home Modification essential to age friendly nation; only 7% in age care

Security and confidence in their homes

 

The Hon Kelly Vincent MP, Dignity for Disability MLC South Australia

Universal Design into law

Best practice in access and inclusion planning cost offset is universal accessibility – if you build if people go there; Norwegian Govt gets it

 


DIVERSITY AND CONSUMER DICRECTED HOME MODIFICATION:

Samantha Edmonds, National LGBTI Health Alliance

Silver Rainbow – training providers

Language – challenge the use of trans, homo and bi phobic language

Ask people what their language is and use this language

Visuals in diversity ie brochures, website, training

 

Dwayne Cranfield, National Ethnic Disability Alliance

Culture language and engagement, priority is engagement.

Self identification – Total 3.6m in Aust identify with disabilities sever/profound under 65 1.1m

CALD do not know how to buy into NDIS

 

Damien Griffis, First Peoples Disability Network

National Disability Indigenous Action Plan

High level disability at least 50%; does not include mental health

Challenge HM and ATSI – language of disability in ATSI, Lake Mungo oldest site accepted part of human experience, don’t use labels, local ATSI providing support.  Value the way ATSI do their modifications, culturally appropriate, universal housing, communal space.

LGA responsibility for community access.

NDIS seen as future funder of home modification

Barriers to services by ATSI, CALD, LGBTI groups for many reasons

ATSI whole of community response to some allied health supports unti specialists come

 

Reena Masrani, MOD.A

Low level of awreness, ie not just a modification, a ramp will provide dignity and freedom

Campaign on safety and security in the home – Peoples experience of home

Concerns around cost – culture, safety, function and cost care, cost saving approx. $5,500 per annum

Engage effectively with all groups in your community – Investment in advocacy

 


 

DESIGNING FOR DIVERSITY:

Sandi Lightfoot-Collins, MOD.A

Smell and touch

Sensory

Cofnitive

Memory

Disenablers:

  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Touch
  • Acoustics
  • Depth perception

Controls of hot and cold and airflow

Touch/texture and colour contrast

Lights LED, natural light, skylights, dimmers

Glow in the dark products

Avoid noisy

Avoid over stimulation

Sudden noises

Vision

 


 

HOME MODIFICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA:

Jillian Brown, Alzheimer’s Australia

Dementia friendly community

Dementia friendly home app

46.8m worldwide with dementia

Reduce stigma

Focus on strengths

Alzheimers Disease International

Enabling Environment

10 guiding principles

AAWA Adapting the Home 2012

Maintain wellbeing and identity

Memory boxes

Make use of wall space

Colour contrast and patterns

Disguise doors and exits

Identify the problem

 


 

PRESCRIBING HOME MODIFICATIONS FOR YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA – A CASE STUDY:

Maria Beukers, Scope Home Access

Very clear clinical reasoning for NDIA.

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