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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.

Falls Prevention Classes – Albany Health Campus

Exercise and education-based short term programs held in Albany, Mt Barker and Denmark to help people stay independent and safe in their homes. The exercises are aimed at improving strength, balance and agility for people at all levels of abilities. Through the program you have access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitian, pharmacist, nursing, speech pathology, and social work.

Contact Albany Health Campus to find out what services you can access.

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.

Falls Prevention Workshop – Albany

Education workshops on falls prevention from OT perspective and functional exercise program.

Discussion on benefits of Home Assessments to identify and remove hazards around the home.

Home Modifications

TADWA aim to improve safety and access in and around the home. Their Occupational Therapists will assess you and your carer’s functional ability and your home environment and provide recommendations that will suit your needs. This could include:

•Access modifications including the installation of ramps, rails, steps and other modifications that help you access and live in your home more safely;

•Bathroom modifications such as the removal and replacement of a bath with a hobless shower etc., or a complete bathroom modification;

•Kitchen modifications to shelving and cupboard heights, accessibility options;

•Minor modifications including the installation of grab rails, hand held shower
hoses, lever taps, door wedges and the widening of doorways; and

•The installation of lifts and stair climbers.

Hollywood Day Therapy Centre – Nedlands

Commonwealth Home Support Program offering Allied Health and Therapy services including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology , and Podiatry Services. Eligibility Criteria apply.

Interprofessional Ambulatory Care (IpAC) Program – Joondalup

The IpAC Program provides services that offer an extension to the GP referred Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan or through a self-referral process. High quality, interprofessional and evidence-based lifestyle programs are offered to individuals and groups in the community. The aim of these programs is to offer education and support to assist you to self manage your health concerns and optimise your health and wellbeing.

Students from various health disciplines at ECU work with qualified healthcare professionals to deliver your care program. Your participation in this program contributes to the education of the future healthcare workforce. The quality of the care is continuously monitored through the presence of clinical supervisors at all times.

Our programs include:
General Wellness/Healthy Ageing with a Chronic Disease
Weight Control
Stress Management
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Specialised Falls Service – Nedlands

The Specialised Falls Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) provides a comprehensive risk assessment and management service to evaluate older adults at risk of falls. This can occur either through a Home Visit or a Clinic based assessment.

The Home Visit assessment is performed by a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist who visits the client at home and performs a comprehensive assessment of risk factors that can contribute to risk of falls. This includes assessment of balance and walking difficulties, home hazards and medication. The therapist then implements a management plan to reduce a persons risk of falls which is done in conjunction with the client.

Clinic based services are performed on site at SCGH and consist of comprehensive assessment by Medical Specialist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. Management plans are implemented after assessment in consultation with the client.

Treatment options are also provided which includes specific balance exercises delivered as home or group exercise programs, Tai Chi, tailored falls risk education, home equipment and installations, specialist medical advice, medication review and further investigations of medical issues identified that may be contributing to risk.

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