Assistive technology that suits you
DO you have difficulty completing day to day tasks that were previously a breeze?
Have you found that you have had to stop your favourite pastimes you have previously enjoyed because of age or changing ability?
Did you know that there are ways that you can get back doing the things you love — it’s with assistive technology.
Assistive technology is ever changing and developing — transforming people’s lives and making what was once impossible or very difficult, now attainable and easier.
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make all the difference to achieving independence.
Assistive technology, or AT, are any pieces of equipment that can help you perform tasks and do the things you want to do.
It doesn’t need to be expensive or high tech, sometimes the little things make the most difference.
Before selecting AT, it’s important to understand your goals and know where to get information and support to make an informed decision. What options suits me? There are a wide range of assistive technology options available in today’s market.
As each person is unique, it is important to carefully consider your options before you decide which one best suits your needs.
Common areas to consider include your current and future goals, your abilities, your environment, the location in which you need and want to use the AT, and the features and options of the AT available.
This process can be complex and daunting, it is recommended that you seek professional independent information and advice about which assistive technology solution best meets your goals. LifeTec is a service that exists to guide you on your journey and help you reach your potential.
With the support of LifeTec health professionals, your AT journey begins with an imagining phase where we explore your possibilities by goal setting things you want to do and what products or technologies could help you achieve this.
Our therapist then provides you with information and advice to help you learn and explore AT options to best enable you to achieve your goals and aspirations.
LifeTec works with you to choose your AT through a process of assessment, trial and prescription.
Once you have acquired your chosen AT, LifeTec can set-up, fit and train you on its use. LifeTec is available for ongoing support as your needs change and grow.
They want to work alongside you and your support team, in collaboration with other health professionals, your family and your friends to achieve your aspirations.
How can I access services? With display centres in Brisbane, Townsville and LifeTec Access Points in regional areas across Australia, it is now easier for you to access AT services.
This allows everyone to access our services regardless of their locations.
Their flexible service delivery options allow us to either come to you, face-to-face, or via teleconsultation.
Visit lifetec.org.au or call 1300 543 383 to see how LifeTec can help you on your AT journey.