At Gilani Mobility our technicians and engineers can repair, maintain and customise a range of Mobility Equipment and Assistive aids such as wheelchairs, lifters, beds, walkers, hoists accessibility solutions, ramps, and handrails.
Disability equipment aid and care mobility repair are covered under NDIS funding:
If you have Assistive Technology (AT) supports funded in your NDIS plan, then you should also have funding for repairs and maintenance.
Funding for repairs and maintenance can be in two places in your plan.
1. Consumables budget in CORE
This can be used for repairing or replacing low cost AT or simple repairs and maintenance.
2. Assistive Technology (AT) budget in CAPITAL
This can be used for other repairs and maintenance. Some plans may have repair and maintenance line items to assist.
Maintenance through AT
Assistive technology (AT) is any device, system, or support that enables people to perform tasks that would be difficult or impossible without it.
AT can range from simple items like a jar opener to more complex items like a pressure care mattress that prevents pressure sores.
Assistive technology is anything that assists people in performing daily tasks, and it also necessitates periodic maintenance to keep it working properly and prevent breakdowns.
Simply create a maintenance schedule with Gilani Mobility and, if desired, we can send you reminders to keep the schedule on track.
Breakdowns and urgent repairs often occur unexpectedly, so participants are encouraged to contact their preferred repair provider whenever you get a new plan or buy a new item of AT.
Repairing AT damaged in a natural disaster will be classified as an urgent repair. This extends to hiring a replacement item where needed (e.g. the AT is destroyed or significantly damaged) until a more permanent solution is available.
How we can assist you with unexpected and urgent repairs
If you find yourself in an unexpected situation and you need your mobility aids to be repaired urgently, you need to contact us asap so we can discuss the best solution for you. If you are unable to drop off your mobility aids at our workshop, our technician can come to you however to do that we may need some pictures of your equipment (please note that a call-out fee may apply)
Gilani Mobility are Hire Equipment Sydney providers and we are here to assist you in your mobility needs
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How much does it cost to repair a wheelchair?
It can cost from as little as few dollars and can be as high as couple of hundred dollars so it can really vary in price and timing depending on the nature of the repair and type of the wheelchair itself.
2. How do you service a wheelchair?
Manual wheelchair users are not excluded from the need to perform regular wheelchair maintenance. The effects of not maintaining a manual wheelchair include wheelchair breakdown and being without mobility.
Steps for Maintaining a Manual Wheelchair
- Clean manual wheelchairs often and we recommend every 2-3 weeks
- Inspect for wear & tear
- Tighten hardware such as seating components such as caster/forks. Listen for sounds your wheelchair doesn’t normally make as this is a good indicator a part is loose
- Inspect seating components such as cushion, seat sling, and back support
- Adjust as needed such as wheel locks and tire pressure adjustments
- Proactive replacement such as tires, casters, and upholstery
3. How often should a wheelchair be serviced?
General maintenance should be done weekly. This includes cleaning the wheelchair and checking the wheels.
Servicing should be done annually or when a noticeable change occurs. This includes if you notice a damaged wheel or a dent in the wheelchair.
4. How long is a wheelchair supposed to last?
With some general maintenance and regular checks to keep your wheelchair in good working order, you should expect it to last for around five years.