Assistive technology is any device or system that allows a person to perform a task they previously had difficulty with or were unable to accomplish. This includes any assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices as well as equipment and aids. These items of technology can make managing daily living activities easier leading to greater independence.
Our Occupational Therapists will assess and prescribe assistive technology and equipment to improve your independence. This can include products that are commercially available, as well as customised.
In the area of customisation, our technicians will work with you and the Occupational Therapist to design, modify and fabricate an item that will meet your individual needs. We can even find new innovative solutions for you if there are no suitable products on the market.
Assistive technology and equipment we recommend include:
- Mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, scooters;
- Equipment for showering, bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, and dressing;
- Equipment for eating, drinking, and meal preparation;
- Daily living aids such as long handled reachers and cushions;
- Lifting and transferring products such as hoists, adjustable beds and sliding boards.
From a product to assist you to open a jar, to a device to support you with your memory, we can find a solution for you.
“Please accept our heartfelt thanks for the way both [your team] have responded to the urgency of our problem in regards to our son’s security issues. Both Frank and I, but more importantly, [our son] delight in the peephole viewer that you installed today is fantastic. I wish your staff had been here to see the big grin on his face this afternoon when we were testing the viewer. He quickly got the hang of pushing the button to take a photo. Once again, many thanks for the terrific service and understanding of the urgency of this matter.”Michelle
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible?
We can recommend and provide assistive technology to all people with disabilities, older people and carers.
TADWA is a Home and Community Care (HACC) provider and a registered service provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If you are eligible for these programs, we can discuss with you how the service can be accessed. For HACC clients, the costs towards services are subsidised.
If you are ineligible for these above programs, we can talk to you about options available to you.
- Do you work with other allied health therapists?
We have a team of Occupational Therapists who will assess and provide advice to you to ensure the equipment, aid or technology is suitable for your needs.
However, if you have your own allied health therapist such as Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist, our technical team is able to work with them to ensure that you achieve the best outcome to your goal.
- I have my own wheelchair, can you modify it?
Of course we can. We do modifications on existing aids and equipment as well as supply new or innovative products.
- I am looking for something that doesn’t exist on the market, can you help?
You’ve come to the right place! Our innovative team are always coming up with new and innovative solutions. We’ll work with you to identify the need and assess what is currently out there before coming up with a customised solution.
- Are there cheaper options available?
We do have a reissue equipment process where refurbished equipment can be provided at a lower cost.