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Equipment Program

Advanced Palliative Equipment Response

APER Eligibility

The Advanced Palliative Equipment Response (APER) is available for people who:

  • Live in Metropolitan Adelaide (Equipment Supply Suburb Listing for Metropolitan Adelaide (DOCX 172.0 KB))
  • Are registered and an active client of a community palliative service (SA Health Specialist Palliative Care Service)
  • Are in the terminal/end stages of their illness as agreed by the palliative service (expected to require services for less than 16 weeks)
  • Require a rapid equipment response due to the deteriorating nature of their condition
  • Are unable to access equipment through other funding sources in a timely manner.

Referring to the APER Stream

Before requesting equipment through APER, please ensure all other funding sources have been exhausted.

Advanced Palliative Equipment Response Client Registration Form (DOCX 94.1 KB).

Equipment Program staff may ask for an updated registration form if circumstances have changed, in a way that affects eligibility.

Requesting Equipment or Home Modifications

Please complete and return the related form to us:

If a follow-up check of the equipment or home modification cannot be done once installed, please indicate this on the request form. Equipment Program staff will coordinate a follow-up check by an occupational therapist or physiotherapist.

Other funding options:

People 65 years and over should contact My Aged Care. Phone 1800 200 422.

Requesting Electric Beds

Bed requests must be submitted with a Checklist for the Prescription of Electric Beds for APER clients (DOCX 344.2 KB)

If more information or assessment is needed, Equipment Program staff will contact the local health networks who made the request, if necessary, they may have a qualified allied health clinician make a further assessment.

Requesting an Allied Health Assessment for equipment or home modifications

If an assessment is needed to determine equipment or home modification needs, please complete and return this form to us.

Allied Health Service Request Form (DOCX 124.4 KB)

Mobility assessments must be completed by a physiotherapist.


After we provide equipment there is follow-up to ensure that the item meets the need and purpose and can be used appropriately and safely.

A follow-up may be done by phone or in person depending on the item.

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