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Lions Eye Institute

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) is a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery.  It incorporates one of Australia’s largest ophthalmic practices, including a Day Surgery Unit and a Laser Vision Centre.  The LEI also houses the Lions Eye Bank, Lions Optics, Lions Outback Vision and the Lions Save-Sight Foundation WA.

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.

In WA, Vision Australia provide a variety of services to people who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to remain independent within the community using strategies & adaptive equipment solutions.

Amity Health – Albany

Amity Health provide a range of health care services to country people, including Occupational Therapy (generalist and mental health practitioners), Speech Pathology, Dietetics and Diabetes Education.

Everyone can access the services and a referral is not always needed from your GP or other Health Practitioners.

No matter what age, stage, background or ethnicity, we are here to help you through your health-related challenges and concerns.

Contact Amity Health for further information about available services.

The Stay Standing Program – City Beach

Want to live as well and independently as you can? Come to this quality endorsed program for older people who live in community or retirement settings.

Learn how to manage your own risk of falling over 8 fun group sessions including effective balance exercises and information from health professionals.

Program delivered at Ocean Gardens, City Beach.

Heart Health – East Perth

For the last 8 years with between 25-35 (40-80 yo) Aboriginal clients each week Thursday between 9-1pm. The Heart Health program is designed to be flexible, adaptable, empowering, giving clients a choice on how to live there their life.
Our usual morning generally runs…
Heart Health participants come together, sharing and supporting one another in their health. While the program offers a brief physical assessment eg Blood pressure and blood sugar checks (BSL) and yarning over a cup of tea or coffee. Group diabetic education precedes a short walk about 10am and morning tea. Supervised group exercises using weights (about 11:00hrs) and static bikes then finishing with a discussion about a chronic disease issue (about 11:15hrs) followed by a healthy lunch.
Weekly exercise and education sessions are delivered by Aboriginal staff alongside non-Aboriginal health professionals (cardiac nurse, exercise physiologist) and invited speakers. This program is designed to educate and empower participates to self manage their chronic disease and reduce their future risks. A variety of educational topics are discussed including heart health, heart medications, healthy tucker and healthy weight, oral health, what is blood pressure?, cholesterol control, quitting smoking, managing stress and emotions, benefits of physical activity and diabetes.
We usually present using stories, models and yarning.

Home Modifications and Assistive Equipment to Prevent Falls – Nedlands

Occupational therapists provide free information and advice to help people choose and access the most appropriate assistive equipment and home modifications, to support the prevention of falls and improved wellbeing.

In addition, through ILC’s Private Options, our health professionals can provide expert assessment, prescription, training and support to use assistive equipment that will enable people to more safely manage daily tasks. We also offer a consultation service about home modification designs.

The ILC provides information and support for a wide range of assistive equipment including:
– home modifications such as grab rails, ramps and bathroom modifications;
– mobility devices, such as walking sticks, walkers, wheelchairs and scooters;
– bathing, showering, toileting and dressing aids;
– telecare technology such as emergency call systems; and
– cushions, seating, beds and mattresses.

Stay On Your Feet®

Stay On Your Feet® is a falls prevention program for older adults. We can provide you with free booklets and brochures, provide free volunteer led presentations to your local community group and help with information and referrals over the phone.

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

Find out more
Government of Western Australia Department of Health Injury Matters