If you are unable to carry out your normal household duties as a result of your injury, we can assist with a temporary allowance to enable you to engage someone to assist you with these duties. The duties you claim must be those that you normally carried out at least once per week prior to your accident and can include some minor gardening duties.
Should you have employed the services of a housekeeper prior to your accident, only the additional hours/duties may be reimbursed.
Reimbursement for housekeeping undertaken by a relative will not be made unless previously authorised by a claims officer.
Reimbursement for housekeeping undertaken by someone living in your home will not be made.
The Housekeeping Allowance is reduced, or may not be paid if you were the driver of a motor vehicle in the accident and you are convicted of exceeding .05 or a similar offence. Payment may be suspended pending the result of any charges.
We can engage the services of a range of skilled rehabilitation providers to assist you to:
To assist you to regain your independence after your accident, we can engage the services of a registered occupational therapist to:
Attendant Care supports people who have been injured in a motor accident to perform their usual activities of everyday living.
The level and type of Attendant Care required will be determined by a Support Needs Assessor (SNA). A SNA is a specially trained health professional who will work with you, your family and your medical team to determine your support needs, and will regularly review your situation as you regain independence.
The MAIB has contracted ARC Support Services and Anglicare Tasmania to provide Attendant Care for its clients. You may choose which agency will provide your attendant care. If you do not choose, an agency will be allocated for you.
ARC and Anglicare will provide and supervise the support staff. Support staff provide assistance with direct personal care tasks that may include; showering, toileting, grooming meal assistance, mobility, rehabilitation, communication, personal administration, shopping and/or other independent living skills.