Under the DVA Rehabilitation Appliance Program (RAP), eligible veterans holding gold cards are entitled to the following services. Veterans holding white cards are provided with healthcare services for their war related conditions only (accepted disabilities)
The Occupational Therapist conducts a home assessment based on clinical need of the the client. The main focus is to increase client's safety and independence. Detailed advice is given with regard to home modifications and access problems.
Environmental assessments are carried out in the home for clients who have undergone physical/cognitive changes either due to injury or illnesses.
Home Modifications include the following:
Safety hand rails - for external areas
Safety hand rails - for internal areas
Grab rails in the bathroom/shower/toilet
Personal response systems
Hand held shower hoses