Archive for June, 2017

Will the upcoming Aged Care Reforms affect you?

The recent Aged Care Reforms ‘Increasing Choice in Home Care’ commenced on 27 February 2017 and aim to improve the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians. The recent changes mean people now have more choice about their care and who it is delivered by.  It can sometimes be overwhelming to find […]

Meeting consumers’ needs in a world of choice and control

Consumer-directed care and choice is the prominent feature of the new disability, aged and community care service models throughout Australia. It is therefore essential that organisations operating within these sectors are providing services for individuals that meet their specific and individualised needs. At the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) it is our aim that our […]

New simple guide to help people to remain independent and safe in their own homes

The Independent Living Centre WA has released a new guide about simple assistive equipment and home modification options to assist people to remain independent and safe in their own homes. The Making Choices, Finding Solutions Guide is also full of useful tips and advice to help people to manage everyday tasks and common frustrations. The […]

Rosa’s vision for independence supported by assistive equipment

Meet Rosa. She lives with her husband Vin and is a mother to three children. She has a great sense of humour, enjoys watching movies, relaxing and loves to cook. Rosa also provides support for the family business. Rosa was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago. Her vision is to remain independent and self-sufficient […]

Emerging Technology Expo a huge success

On 14 June the ILC opened our doors for the Emerging Technology Open Day, which was in every way an overwhelming success. From the demand for places, great attendee count and very positive feedback the event exceeded expectations. As attendees filtered in, chatting over tea and coffee and taking their seats in the Conference Room, […]

Do you care for someone living with mental health needs?

The ILC Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) is running a project in Perth’s northern suburbs to identify the Assistive Equipment and Technology needs of carers of people living with mental health illness. Carers’ involvement in this short survey would be greatly appreciated. This will help shape future Assistive Equipment and Technology services to better […]