Accessibility FAQ - 100 Hitchcock has been designed for people with disabilities

Accessibility FAQ: The following will hopefully answer any questions you may have about how 100 Hitchcock caters for people with disabilities.

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Please advise if you require the following equipment (provided free of charge) when making your booking: Shower chair, toilet seat (with handles) walking frame and grab bars.

Question: Can a wheelchair fit through the front door?

Answer: The door is 120 cm wide, yes wheelchair can fit through.

 

Question: Is there a lip or step at the front door?

Answer: There is a slight lip at the front door, a wheelchair can go over ok, or you can access completely level area from internal garage access.

 

Question: Is the floor in the accommodation carpet or floorboards? Wheelchairs are hard to move on carpet.

Answer: Polished concrete in the main living area, firm carpet in bedrooms and second living area and tiled bathrooms.

 

Question: Is the house open plan and can a person in a wheelchair move from one room to another easily?

Answer: Yes anyone in a wheelchair has full access to the entire house.

 

Question: What height is the dining table and can the person’s wheelchair fit underneath the table?

Answer: Height of dining table is 75 cm, and wheelchair can fit under easily.

 

Question: Kitchen sink – is there room for a person in a wheelchair to wheel under the sink and participate in kitchen tasks?

Answer: Wheelchair can move around kitchen easily, and microwave is at hip level, however the wheelchair cannot fit under the sink or bench.

 

Question: Is the oven and fridge accessible for a person in a wheelchair?

Answer: Yes both at hip level.

 

Question: Is there any stairs in the accommodation?

Answer: No stairs inside, however only 2 steps from deck to grass outside in backyard.

 

Question: Is there wheelchair access to the garden/courtyard?

Answer: There is a small lip (around 5cm) from house to the outside decking and covered patio. If this is a concern, please bring your portable ramp. No wheelchair access to grass.

 

Question: What is the door width of all the rooms and are they accessible to a person in a wheelchair?

Answer: Door widths range from 120 cm to 155 cm every room, except the second toilet. All bedrooms and bathrooms have extra wide sliding doors.

 

Question: Is the bedroom big enough for a bed and hoist for transferring in and out of the wheelchair?

Answer: Master bedroom can easily accommodate a hoist (provided by guest or we can arrange for you at cost) and beds can be moved around if required.

 

Question: What is the distance between the bed and the ground for a hoist to be able to go under the bed?

Answer: 8 cm, however, timber plinths can be placed under the bed to raise it if required.

 

Question: Does the facility allow for a specialized bed to come in if required?

Answer: Yes.

 

Question: Is there an accessible ensuite to the bedroom the person in a wheelchair is using?

Answer: Yes, a wheelchair can slide under the sink and for the shower the width to get into the shower is 88 cm. total dimensions of the master shower are 124 cm wide x 188 cm.

 

Question: Is the shower wheel in and out with no lip?

Answer: Yes, no lip.

 

Question: Is the shower open plan – is there a solid/glass screen that may limit maneuverability?

Answer: No it is a frameless glass screen with width access to glide into shower being 88 cm.

 

Question: Is the shower hose fixed or handheld?

Answer: Handheld adjustable hose and rain shower option.

 

Question: Does the facility have a shower chair on wheels?

Answer: It has a shower chair, but not on wheels, which meets Australian Safety standards.

 

Question: Bathroom sink – is there room for a person in a wheelchair to wheel under the sink and participate in bathroom tasks?

Answer: Yes. Sinks are certified disabled friendly.

 

Question: Is there room in the bathroom for a change table if required?

Answer: Not allowing for change table as well as wheelchair, (either or is fine).

 

Question: Are the switches on the wall accessible to the person in the wheelchair?

Answer: Yes they are placed low.

 

Question: What height is the toilet? Can the toilet chair fit over the top?

Answer: Height of toilet is 45 cm and yes toilet chair can be placed over the top (which we also provide for you).

 

Question: Are there any grab rails and what side are they on in the bathroom?

Answer: Yes there are 3 removable grab rails that are Australian standard approved suction cups. This allows guests to place them where convenient (e.g. left or right handed) however grab rail cannot be used at toilet area.

 

Question: How many bedrooms in the accommodation?

Answer: There are a total of 3 bedrooms, (2 queen size beds, and 1 bedroom with 4 bunk beds). All beds are of the highest quality ensuring comfort for your stay.

 

Question: What are the bedroom arrangements? Will it give the carers an opportunity to have some privacy on the breaks?

Answer: Yes, bedroom for a disabled person is placed at one end of the house whilst the other 2 bedrooms are at another end of the house.

 

Question: Are there adjoining bedrooms to accommodate carers?

Answer: No.

Please advise if you require the following equipment (provided free of charge): Shower chair, toilet seat (with handles) walking frame and grab bars.

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