The term “assistive technology” refers to any aid, piece of equipment or home modification that helps someone overcome the impact of disability or ageing. Grab rails, ramps, chair lifts, hoists, prosthetic aids, wheelchairs and electric scooters are all examples of assistive technology. While assistive technology can be fully funded under the NDIS, many older people with disability are ineligible for this scheme and cannot access the support they need elsewhere. This position statement sets out our expectations of Government in ensuring no older Victorian is forced to go without the assistive technology they need.
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