Independent Living Centre WA – Blog

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 […]

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 […]