Posts Tagged ‘home modifications’

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 […]

Scoping review of best practice home modifications service delivery complete

“Home modifications change everything. If I did not have all my things adapted, I could not do anything and would need daily help.” Heywood, F (2001) In 2015 -2016 the ILC and the Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, in partnership with WA Home and Community Care (HACC), conducted a scoping review […]

ILC Cockburn now open Mondays

To improve access to our services, ILC Cockburn will now open every week day from 9am to 4pm. Come and visit us at our apartment style Centre for information about assistive equipment, technology or changes you could make to your home to maintain  your independence, safety and wellbeing. Read more about ILC Cockburn here  

Assistive Technology supports Wellness and Reablement

Would you prefer to continue to do everyday activities for yourself without having to rely on others for assistance? To many, independence is key to living a satisfied and fulfilled life as it plays an integral role to a person’s sense of self and their overall health and wellbeing. As people age or develop chronic […]

Apps for Home Modifications: OTs, is it time to put down our pens and tape measure?

Are you an occupational therapist (OT) working in home visiting and home modifications prescription? Spending half your day drawing and filling in forms? Many of us already take advantage of mobile phones and tablets to keep in touch with our friends and family, organise our days and even manage virtual farms, but there are other uses for […]

ILC Open Afternoons

To make visiting us easier, the ILC is trialing Open Afternoon sessions throughout December. The ILC Equipment Display Centre houses thousands of assistive equipment and technology products including: –       telecare technology such as emergency call systems, environmental sensors and GPS locators; –       mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and scooters; –       telecommunications including telephones and mobile […]