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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 435 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 02/03/20 **

Due to MASS’s updating of quality assurance processes, MASS stock reissue is on hold temporarily.

The MASS Warehouses, in accordance with this, will also no longer be open:

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

Please check the MASS website for notification regarding resumption of MASS Stock allocation.

If you require Stock items for urgent Hospital discharge, please send your query & equipment specifications to  MASS-Stock@health.qld.gov.au along with information regarding the situation for consideration by MASS.

In situations where applications submitted result in a large client contribution, MASS will investigate its stock options in order to reduce applicant co-payment upon request

Applications for MASS-Stock equipment submitted prior to 02/03/20 will be processed as usual.

Last updated: 15 September 2017

Information for applicants

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.