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The home visit process is different for everyone, depending on need, housing situation prior to injury, compensation status and funding avenues available. It can also be difficult to ascertain the expected functional level upon discharge for people with an incomplete lesion.

For people with a complete spinal cord lesion, where the anticipated functional outcome can be anticipated with a reasonable degree of certainty, the home visit process can be started at an earlier time in their rehabilitation.

Further information

Clinical guidelines and information

  • Home Modification Information Clearinghouse: Home Modification Resources [cited 22 December 2020]
  • Standards Australia Limited. AS 1428.1-2021 Design for Access and Mobility, Part 1: General Requirements for Access – New Building Work. Sydney: Standards Australia Limited. 2021.
  • Standards Australia. AS 1428.2-1992 Design for Access and Mobility, Part 2: Enhanced and Additional Requirements – Buildings and Facilities. Sydney: Standards Australia. 1992.

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