Improved access is lifechanging for Taleighla
- 12 March 2021 11:35AM
Modifications to Taleighla’s departmental house have put a new spin on things, when it comes to accessing her home and increasing her independence.
The installation of a new concrete ramp at the rear of the property, and new concrete path to access the front of the house have been life changing for Taleighla. She already zips around the low set four-bedroom home she shares with her family in her electric wheelchair. The ramp means that the bus driver for her day program can pick her up and drop her off at the front door. Taleighla can use the ramp to access the back patio where there is a small table for al fresco dining.
Taleighla’s Mum Alexandra is extremely grateful to Logan Housing Centre occupational therapist, Jo, for organising the improvements to her home.
“Our lives have changed so much for the better now. The ramps are amazing and Taleighla goes in and out of the house so easily now,” Alexandra said.
“I truly can’t thank Jo enough. I appreciate everything she has done for my family to help make our lives easier.
Jo loves to make a difference in her client’s lives. She works closely with the QBuild team to complete the building works.
“By visiting people in their home, I can get a feel for how people with a disability live in their homes and how I can improve that experience,” Jo said.
“QBuild supervisor Paul also attends the site. We talk together with the tenant and Paul gives advice on any building issues, then the report is passed onto QBuild contractors so they can prepare an accurate quote for the job.”
“By talking to Taleighla and Alexandra we were able to work out a solution that would improve Taleighla’s quality of life.”