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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, 474kB) 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, 786kB) and the Application Form specific to the type of device.

Daily living aid application guidelines (including current subsidy amounts)

Daily living application forms

Equipment letter templates

MASS WAREHOUSE STOCK (updated weekly)

  • MASS 26 - Request to Trial MASS Stock Equipment (PDF, 458kB)
  • Process for requesting MASS stock equipment trial (PDF, 20kB)
  • Standing Offer Arrangements (SOA) - daily living aid products and suppliers

    Resources

    Advice and clinical support

    • For clinical advice and support when prescribing daily living aids, please contact the relevant MASS Principal Aids Advisor.
    • For advice about frequently prescribed brands/types of MASS approved daily living aids, contact your local MASS service centre.

    Last updated: 7 January 2016

    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.