Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

At the core of empowering individuals with injuries or disabilities is the progressive field of Assistive Technology (AT). According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), AT encompasses a wide range of custom-made tools and systems designed to enhance an individual's functional capabilities. The NDIS classifies these into a structured four-tier system: starting with basic aids like non-slip mats (levels 1 and 2), progressing to electronic tools (level 3), and culminating in advanced solutions such as myoelectric prosthetics (level 4). Additionally, there are mobility aids like customised wheelchairs that further contribute to the diversity of AT. These technologies address needs ranging from basic self-care to complex professional tasks. Recognising the profound impact of AT, the occupational therapists at our Templestowe branch of Soaring Health collaborate closely. They engage extensively with a patient's comprehensive healthcare team to ensure the optimal selection, customisation, and integration of these devices, all aimed at strengthening independence, improving functionality, and enhancing overall quality of life.

In the realm of paediatric care, the introduction of assistive technology and therapeutic devices has been a game-changer. These meticulously crafted tools, designed specifically for children, provide invaluable support, especially for those dealing with developmental challenges or disabilities. The spectrum of assistive technology, which includes custom mobility aids like wheelchairs and communication-assisting voice synthesisers, empowers children to navigate their world with greater autonomy and confidence.

For children facing specific disabilities, the significance of such paediatric innovations becomes even more pronounced. Tailored to address individual challenges, these devices champion the cause of inclusivity. Whether it's tools created to assist children with cognitive barriers in their learning journey or devices that simplify daily tasks, the focus is on creating an environment where every child can interact, learn, and thrive, celebrating their unique developmental path.

Available Locations

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35-37 Mahoney's Road, Reservoir 3073 (03) 9013 5987
Thomastown Clinc Image Thomastown
54 Main Street, Thomastown VIC 3074 (03) 9013 5987
Craigieburn Clinc Image Craigieburn
60 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn VIC 3064 (03) 9013 5987
Templestowe Lower Clinc Image Templestowe Lower
139 Williamsons Rd, Templestowe Lower (03) 9013 5987

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.
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