Assistive TechnologyTemplestowe Lower

At our Templestowe branch of Soaring Health, occupational therapists employ a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT), categorised by the NDIS, to enhance the independence and functionality of individuals with injuries or disabilities.

Assistive Technologies Templestowe

Central to enhancing independence for individuals with injuries or disabilities lies the progressive field of Assistive Technology (AT). As described by the World Health Organisation (WHO), AT encompasses a vast range of bespoke tools and systems crafted to amplify an individual's functional abilities. The NDIS categorises these into a structured four-tier system: from basic aids like non-slip mats (levels 1 and 2), moving to electronic tools (level 3), and culminating in advanced solutions such as myoelectric prosthetics (level 4). Further adding to AT's diversity are mobility aids like customised wheelchairs. These technologies cater to needs from fundamental self-care to intricate professional tasks. Recognising AT's profound impact, the occupational therapists at our Templestowe branch of Soaring Health work collaboratively. Through in-depth engagement with a patient's holistic healthcare team, they ensure the optimal selection, personalisation, and integration of devices, all aimed at reinforcing independence, enhancing functionality, and enriching overall life experiences.

In paediatric care, the introduction of assistive technology and therapeutic devices has been a game-changer. These tools, meticulously crafted for children, offer invaluable support, especially to those grappling with developmental challenges or disabilities. The spectrum of assistive technology, ranging from bespoke mobility aids like wheelchairs to voice synthesizers aiding communication, ensures that children can navigate their world with added autonomy and confidence.

For those children facing specific disabilities, the value of such paediatric innovations becomes even more essential. Tailored to meet individual challenges, these devices champion the cause of inclusivity. Be it tools designed to aid children with cognitive barriers in their learning journey or devices that make daily tasks more manageable, the emphasis is on creating an environment where every child can interact, learn, and thrive, celebrating their unique path of development.

Healthcare funding types

NDIS

If you’re living with a disability, you’re probably familiar with the challenges of accessing the help you need. Not only can the required frequency of therapy can make paying fees unaffordable, funding provisions and onerous application processes can further delay treatment. At Soaring Health, we recognize the importance of accessing the therapeutic services you need, when you need them. As a registered NDIS provider, Soaring Health’s practitioners treat eligible participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). What’s more, our community coordinator and customer service team are well-versed in NDIS requirements and can help you to fast-track access to appropriate treatment.

Medicare

When you suffer chronic pain and persistent medical conditions, it can be hard to keep up with healthcare costs. Financial worries may cause you to forgo treatment that would relieve debilitating symptoms and improve your level of functioning and quality of life. At Soaring Health, we believe in removing barriers to you receiving the treatment you need. In the case of chronic pain lasting six months or more, we can provide fully bulk-billed treatment for up to five visits per year under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management plan or CDM (formerly called an EPC), so you can access the treatment services you need, when you need them, without being out of pocket.

T.A.C

Motor vehicle injuries can vary in severity from minor to life-changing. At Soaring Health, we strive to resolve all injuries caused by transport accidents and collisions. The services available to TAC clients at Soaring Health have been purposefully selected and tailored to address the physical, mental and emotional effects of injuries caused by road trauma. Part of our dedicated community division, this program of services is also designed to relieve the financial burden of your accident and ensure that you receive the treatment you need, when you need it, without out-of-pocket fees. You can access our services through the TAC as soon as you have a claim number, meaning you can dedicate your full focus to making an efficient and satisfying recovery.

My Aged Care

Many people associate the Australian government’s My Aged Care program purely with practical assistance with daily tasks and activities. But if you’re aged over 65, you may also be able to access Soaring Health services such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and home services fee-free through My Aged Care provisions, to enable you to maintain or regain capacities necessary for daily living, and relieve pain and conditions that may otherwise compromise your quality of life. Depending on your circumstances, you may ask your case manager to request these services as part of your support package.

WORKSAFE

Workplace accidents causing serious injury can be devastating. One minute you’re earning a reliable income. The next you’re plagued by uncertainty over when, or even whether, you’ll be able to return to work – not to mention navigating daily life with pain and physical limitations and facing out-of-pocket medical costs or delaying necessary treatment until your claims are processed. Part of the answer to how well you’ll recover depends on receiving the treatment you need, when you need it, and having a collaborative and integrated team of healthcare professionals who can work together to optimise your recovery and support your return to work and daily life.

D.V.A

Serving to protect one's country is a significant human act, but it can lead to lasting physical and mental challenges for veterans. Soaring Health works with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide veterans with comprehensive care at no cost to them, helping them return to civilian life. Eligible individuals can schedule an appointment by presenting their Veteran Card.

Modes of service

Providing this service in a modern and accessible clinic with fully-equipped facilities ensures that individuals can receive comprehensive and high-quality therapy that addresses their unique needs.

Clinic

Providing this service in a modern and accessible clinic with fully-equipped facilities ensures that individuals can receive comprehensive and high-quality therapy that addresses their unique needs.

We are committed to delivering our services to schools, kindergartens, and specialized care centers to ensure that participants and individuals with unique needs can access our specialized therapy services.

Community

We are committed to delivering our services to schools, kindergartens, and specialized care centers to ensure that participants and individuals with unique needs can access our specialized therapy services.

We provide therapeutic services for those unable to leave home due to health or mobility issues; bringing the necessary equipment and resources to their location.

Home

We provide therapeutic services for those unable to leave home due to health or mobility issues; bringing the necessary equipment and resources to their location.

Telehealth allows for the delivery of therapy services remotely, using technology to facilitate virtual sessions between therapists and participants.

TeleHealth

Telehealth allows for the delivery of therapy services remotely, using technology to facilitate virtual sessions between therapists and participants.

Available Services

  • Wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices
  • Hoists and slings
  • Ramps and rails
  • Specialised bedding including recliner beds
  • Specialised seating and accessories
  • Postural supports
  • Personal hygiene equipment
  • Communication devices
  • Modified bicycles and sporting equipment
  • and many more…
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We honour the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay our respects to all Elders, past and present.
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