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Daily living aids

Subsidy funding is available under the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) to support eligible Queenslanders who require daily living aids.

Available daily living aids

  • Non standard bathboards (raised/backrest/extended and/or padded only)
  • Static commodes
  • Bath transfer benches/swivel bathseat/bath hoist or other item of equipment which achieves the same function
  • Mobile floor hoists and slings; mobile shower commode, and necessary accessories and/or modifications
  • Pressure redistribution mattresses
  • Sleep positioning systems

Eligible prescribers

Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation engineers are eligible to prescribe. In rural and remote areas, a registered nurse can prescribe (with designated specialist endorsement).

How to prescribe

Specific eligibility, application and documentation requirements are provided in the MASS General Guidelines (PDF 460 kB) and application guidelines relevant to the type of aid. Prescribers conduct specialist assessments to determine the aids and equipment needs of clients. Prescribers can access MASS stock equipment for a maximum two week trial if they intend to prescribe the aid for an eligible client.

Once a suitable device has been selected, prescribers work with the client to complete and submit the MASS 20 DLA/MOB - Daily Living Aids and Mobility Equipment Application Form (PDF 1512 kB) and the Application Form specific to the type of device.

Daily living aid application guidelines (including current subsidy amounts)

Daily living aids resources

Daily living application forms

Equipment letter templates

MASS WAREHOUSE STOCK

** COMMENCING 12 October 2020 **

MASS stock is available for allocation by prescribers for eligible applicants.  Prescribers may choose a suitable item from the below stock lists, or, contact our offices to discuss available options.

Brisbane: MASS-Stock@health.qld.gov.au
Monday to Friday – tele or video conference available

Townsville: MASS-Equipment-TSV@health.qld.gov.au

The MASS warehouses will remain closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Please monitor this website for updates.

  • Brisbane – open warehouse on Wednesday and Thursday – CLOSED
  • Townsville – open warehouse – CLOSED

Note: return of stock items to the warehouse must be organised by MASS via courier, due to COVID-19 cleaning and infection control requirements.

Last updated: 7 October 2020

Information for applicants

Contact MASS

Find out about:

  • Types of aids and equipment
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply.

Products and suppliers

Find a list of Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) daily living aids and suppliers.

Resources

Find fact sheets and videos to help clients with setting up, using and maintaining their daily living aid.