Information and Advisory Service
ILC’s occupational therapists and speech pathologists can provide free information and advice to help people choose and access the most appropriate equipment, technology and home modifications to support greater independence and improved wellbeing.
Further assistive equipment and technology support
To complement this service and to provide more comprehensive support, the ILC also provides allied health services in the home and community, including assessment, prescription, training and support to use assistive equipment and technology that will enable people to better manage tasks in the home, school, work or wider community. Fees may apply for these services.
Assistance for a wide range of assistive equipment and technology
Assistive equipment and technology includes any piece of equipment that allows an individual to perform a task that they would otherwise be unable to do, or increase the ease and safety with which a task can be performed. It can make it easier for people to manage their day to day activities. Other common terms include aids and equipment or home healthcare. The ILC provides information and support for a wide range of assistive equipment and technology including:
- telecare technology such as emergency call systems, environmental sensors and GPS locators;
- mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters;
- telecommunications including telephones and mobile phones;
- bathing, showering, toileting and dressing aids;
- kitchen, eating, drinking and cooking equipment;
- cushions, seating, beds and mattresses;
- lifting and transferring products such as hoists, mats and cushions;
- selecting a child car restraint (car seat) for a child with special needs;
- home modifications including grab rails, ramps and bathroom modifications;
- assistive technologies and communication aids; and much more.
We have developed a collection of over 30 ‘Help Sheets‘, covering a diverse range of topics to help guide you through your decision making process prior to purchasing equipment or technology.
The ILC Assistive Equipment Services is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm WST.
Watch our new videos below:
Freda’s and Hal’s story – Living independently at home in their 90s
Freda’s and Hal’s story takes us into the lives of the married 97-year-olds who continue to live independently in their own home and get out and about in the community. See how they live life the way they want to with a range of different assistive equipment.
Paul’s story – Getting the most out of life with assistive equipment
Paul’s story demonstrates how he gets the most out of life with the use of assistive equipment. Paul and his wife Paula live on a five acre property with three horses, three dogs and their daughter Brenna. Paul, a father, husband and retired Country Ambulance Services Manager, has paraplegia, a condition which restricts his ability to move his legs. Through the use of assistive equipment specifically prescribed for him, including a wheelchair and scooter, Paul is able to participate in life and his community the way he wants to.