If you have Assistive Technology (AT) supports funded in your NDIS plan, then you should also have funding for repairs and maintenance.
Funding for repairs and maintenance can be in two places in your plan.
This can be used for repairing or replacing low cost AT or simple repairs and maintenance.
This can be used for other repairs and maintenance. Some plans may have repair and maintenance line items to assist.
AT usually requires regular maintenance and care to keep it working well and minimise breakdowns. You can simply develop a maintenance schedule with Gilani Engineering and if you wish we can send you reminders to keep the schedule in the loop.
Breakdowns and urgent repairs often occur unexpectedly, so participants are encouraged to contact their preferred repair provider whenever you get a new plan or buy a new item of AT.
Repairing AT damaged in a natural disaster will be classified as an urgent repair. This extends to hiring a replacement item where needed (e.g. the AT is destroyed or significantly damaged) until a more permanent solution is available.
If you find yourself in an unexpected situation and you need your mobility aids to be repaired urgently, you need to contact us asap so we can discuss the best solution for you. If you are unable to drop off your mobility aids at our workshop, our technician can come to you however to do that we may need some pictures of your equipment (please note that a call-out fee may apply).
Manual wheelchair users are not excluded from the need to perform regular wheelchair maintenance. The effects of not maintaining a manual wheelchair include wheelchair breakdown and being without mobility.
Steps for Maintaining a Manual Wheelchair
General maintenance should be done weekly. This includes cleaning the wheelchair and checking the wheels.
Servicing should be done annually or when a noticeable change occurs. This includes if you notice a damaged wheel or a dent in the wheelchair.
With some general maintenance and regular checks to keep your wheelchair in good working order, you should expect it to last for around five years.
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