FlexEquip provides assistive technology (aids and equipment) to adults who live in NSW or the ACT and meet either of the following criteria:
- A person diagnosed with motor neurone disease who needs the use of assistive technology.
Where possible longer-term funding for equipment through funding bodies such as Enable NSW should be utilised.
- An NDIS participant over 18 years of age and who has assistive technology funding (Diagnosis of MND and any other NDIS accepted diagnosis)
MND equipment hire costs
For people with motor neurone disease who are over the age of 65 years and not NDIS participants, equipment provided is fully subsidised by MND NSW, thanks to the generous donations and community fundraising efforts of our supporters. If you would like to help us ensure people living with MND aged 65 and over can get the equipment they need, you can make a donation to MND NSW here.
For people who are NDIS participants, a FlexEquip service agreement will be arranged so funding from your assistive technology budget can be best utilised for you to get the equipment that best suits your needs.
FlexEquip offer either bundle subscription or individual rental options- find out more here.
How to get assistive equipment
Once we receive a request from your health professional through our online referral system, FlexEquip can provide available equipment to those eligible for equipment hire.
Your health professional will be someone such as a physiotherapist, speech pathologist or occupational therapist, who has assessed your needs and requirements in your primary residence.
This will ensure that:
- you receive the most appropriate assistive technology for your needs and your individual environment
- you will be instructed on the safe use of the assistive technology.
Using wrong or unsuitable assistive technology can put you and others at risk of serious injury.
If you need help in finding a health professional who can help you determine the best adaptive devices and assistance technology for your needs, contact your general practitioner or MND NSW.
For more information on how to get low cost assistive technology, visit the FlexEquip website here.