Archive for June, 2018

New project explores AT as a carer respite solution

The traditional form of respite such as in-home or out-of-home respite or social and recreational activities is well known, however, have you ever wondered about alternative respite supports for carers? Could the use of assistive technology (AT) be a valuable option for carers seeking respite? The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is excited to announce […]

How ILC OT Nicola helped Jenny rebuild her independence

Jenny has written about her experience with the Independent Living Centre WA below, recounting how Occupational Therapist Nicola has supported her to make such a positive difference in her every day life. I recently moved to Perth to be closer to my family, and whilst the move has been great from a personal point of […]

Introducing GEAT – a new Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology service as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

It is well recognised that assistive equipment and technology can enable people to do tasks that they otherwise would be unable to do, or to support people to be safer and more independent. As of 1 July 2018, the ILC will be providing a new service, known as GEAT (Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology), which […]

HACC Allied Health Service to transition to Commonwealth Home Support Programme for older people

As of 2 July 2018, the ILC’s Allied Health Service funded by the WA HACC (Home and Community Care) Program will transition across to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) for people aged 65 and over and 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides entry-level […]

Perth’s first ATSA Independent Living Expo exceeds expectations

Held for the first time in Perth at the Claremont Showground on 30 and 31 May, the ATSA Independent Living Expo exceeded expectations. More than 850 visitors attended the Expo to view a range of assistive equipment and technology on display by over 70 exhibitors and to attend the interesting and engaging conference programme sessions. […]

Support for Disabled Parents to Be

A Bar Ilan University study determined that children of parents with a disability tend to be more empathetic than children with non-disabled parents. Even with that wonderful quality instilled in their children, it can be difficult for those with disabilities to know if starting a family is the right choice. If you and your partner […]

Occupational therapy support enables Barbara to stay where she loves, her home

Barbara Reeve lives at home with her husband on a beautiful block in the south of Perth. One of her passions is pottery, so much so that she has her own pottery shed in the backyard so she can practise her art whenever she likes. Barbara also enjoys cooking, playing mahjong and gardening. For Barbara, […]

ATSA Lot of Tech!

The Assistive Technology Suppliers Australiasia Independent Living Expo Perth 2018 Whether it be high tech or low tech ATSA had a wide variety of Assistive Technology solutions on show at the inaugural ATSA Independent living Expo here in Perth and I was lucky enough to check it out. I could write everything that was on […]