Assistive TechnologyThomastown

Assistive technology, classified by the NDIS into four complexity levels, is crucial for enhancing independence in those with injuries or disabilities, with Soaring Health's Thomastown occupational therapists ensuring the right device selection to optimize functionality and quality of life.

Assistive technology (AT) and supportive devices are instrumental in fortifying the independence of individuals grappling with injuries or disabilities, empowering them to competently handle day-to-day tasks. As articulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), AT encompasses a diverse array of tools and systems meticulously designed to augment an individual's ability to perform tasks. The NDIS has adeptly structured AT into a four-tiered complexity system. This categorisation starts with basic, yet effective aids like non-slip mats (levels 1 and 2), progresses to more intricate modifications such as electronic desktop enhancements (level 3), and culminates in sophisticated tailor-made solutions, exemplified by innovations like myoelectric prosthetics (level 4). Furthermore, the spectrum of AT incorporates a variety of mobility aids, which includes bespoke wheelchairs tailored to individual needs. The breadth and depth of AT devices cater to an extensive array of functionalities, spanning from rudimentary self-care routines to intricate professional tasks. Recognising the profound impact of AT, Soaring Health's dedicated occupational therapists here at out Thomastown clinic engage in holistic collaborations with an individual's comprehensive healthcare ensemble. This integrated approach ensures the meticulous selection, precise customisation, and adept fitting of devices, with an unwavering focus on enhancing an individual's functional capacity, nurturing their sense of independence, and enriching their overall life experience.

Paediatric care has seen a transformative shift with the integration of assistive technology and therapeutic support devices. For many children, especially those with developmental challenges or physical disabilities, such tools act as vital bridges, enabling them to interact, learn, and communicate with greater ease. Assistive technology, tailored to the unique needs of children, can play a pivotal role in augmenting their capabilities. From devices that enhance mobility, such as customised wheelchairs, to technology that aids communication, like voice synthesizers, these tools offer children the chance to lead a more autonomous and fulfilling life.

For those in the paediatric realm with disabilities, the impact of assistive devices and therapeutic support becomes even more pronounced. Each device, meticulously designed, caters to the specific challenges faced by these children, ensuring a more inclusive environment for them. Be it tools that facilitate learning for children with cognitive impairments or equipment that assists with daily tasks, such technology underscores the commitment to ensuring every child, irrespective of their challenges, can access opportunities, engage with their surroundings, and thrive in their developmental journey.

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

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.

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.

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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