Posts Tagged ‘Assistive equipment’

ILC – Honoured to celebrate 40th anniversary with Elizabeth Edmondson, customer of 33 years

2018, marked Independent Living Centre WA’s (ILC) 40th anniversary and many years of long term relationships with supporters, staff and customers. At our celebratory event last December, we were honoured to have present record-breaking Paralympic Swimmer Elizabeth Edmondson.  Elizabeth (69) broke five world records throughout her swimming career and at 14 won three gold medals […]

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 […]

OT assessment leads to Lynette’s new lease of life

With an abundance of assistive equipment items on the market it’s fairly simple to walk into a shop and buy a product you think would assist you in some way. But how do you know you are getting the best piece of equipment for you? What if the piece of equipment you choose in fact […]

Emerging Technology Expo a huge success

On 14 June the ILC opened our doors for the Emerging Technology Open Day, which was in every way an overwhelming success. From the demand for places, great attendee count and very positive feedback the event exceeded expectations. As attendees filtered in, chatting over tea and coffee and taking their seats in the Conference Room, […]

Do you care for someone living with mental health needs?

The ILC Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) is running a project in Perth’s northern suburbs to identify the Assistive Equipment and Technology needs of carers of people living with mental health illness. Carers’ involvement in this short survey would be greatly appreciated. This will help shape future Assistive Equipment and Technology services to better […]

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 […]