Independent Living Centre WA – Blog

Being there when you can’t be there

Communication and staying involved in the lives of family and community is vital to everyone’s health and well being but it is not always easy for everyone.  There is a large diverse range of communication devices available that can help from big button phones through to complex Assistive Communication Devices dependent on your individual needs. […]

ILC Elves create the ‘Ideal Christmas present’ list for 2017

With a hohoho and a jingle of bells, it’s that time of year again – a time to find the perfect Christmas present for those you care about.  Determining who is on the “naughty” and “nice” list can be quite challenging. On top on that you need to find the time to hunt for the […]

A Wearable Christmas

Stuck on Christmas ideas? Stop buying boring body shower packs or socks and jocks for people…wearables is the answer! With the amount of wearables on the current market, it can be confusing on which to buy. Here at the Independent Living Centre WA, we have compiled the guide to wearables to suit everyone from the […]

What exactly is occupational therapy?

I first came across the occupational therapy (OT) profession as a 22-year-old when I worked in a hospital in Melbourne. To be completely honest I had no idea what the profession was and how occupational therapists helped people. I remember going to one of the sections of the hospital and I could smell something tasty […]

A bright idea for the home: Philips Hue Lighting

There are now many different products which you can install to allow you to control your home remotely. One product area is lighting. From a $40 colour changing lightbulb with remote from Woolworths, DIY WiFi options or an electrician installed programmable system for the whole home your imagination is the limit. Do it yourself options […]

Assistive Technology on the world stage – By Gerri Clay, ILC CEO

Reading the vision of the World Health Organisations (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative is inspirational.  “A world where every girl, boy, woman and man in need has access to high quality affordable assistive products to lead a healthy, productive and dignified life”. The WHO is leading the flagship GATE program in partnership […]

Ray’s Funding to Freedom

Ray has always been an independent man, however since two recent surgeries involving the amputation of firstly his left leg, and then more recently his right, he found that he relied on his wife, Nancy increasingly more. He was provided with the basic and essential equipment through his local health service such as a manual […]