In Your Home
Living Life Your Way
Setting you up for success
The Latter years of life can be really tough… and plans you had… may start to get waylaid.
Every day tasks can become so much harder, using more energy and sometimes even small things can end up being big risks.
The team at Kadia believe that no matter your age, you deserve every opportunity to enjoy each possible moment.
If you are
– finding every day tasks tricky
– worried about falls in your home
– finding that you are going out less and less
– looking at downsizing
– moving out of a facility
– moving to improve your safety and enjoyment in life
– are caring for your loved one and want to feel better equipped
Then touching base with an OT can unlock a range of supports, services, equipment and training that would be able to help you step above the challenges of a day to day life.
Occupational Therapists will look over all key areas of life, what brings you joy and the risks specific to you, and will work with you to draw up an action plan and connect you to the resources you need to live your golden years successfully.
To Get Started, Call us on 0490 473 193 or reach out via our online form below.
Age Well At Home
With the right set up at home and the right strategies in place, the ability to stay at home as we get older achievable.
As Occupational Therapists, we understand that home is our safe place.
However, at times things in our lives and environment can make life that little bit extra tricky, or even home looking like it is no longer the option.
The good news is that home can be a sustainable option and thriving at home is possible.
To find out how we can help, call us on 0490 473 193 or click here to complete an online enquiry.
Living With Dementia
Getting a diagnosis of dementia can have a significant impact in daily life.
With often many areas of life impacted by dementia, Occupational Therapy can support you to both protect your memory, and manage the impact of cognitive changes on every day life.
We can also support you in managing late stage dementia and help you unpack how to stay at home if this is your wish.
To explore this further, please contact us.
When we find ourselves stepping into a caring role, it can be tricky to balance all the demands on our own time, health and wellbeing.
On top of this, navigating health care and funding options can just be overwhelming.
Making life easier through using tools an equipment can be a “quick win”, reducing how much effort is needed.
In addition, having us by your side is like having a compass in your pocket, that will help you navigate the challenges in every day life.
If you would like to talk with us please connect, we would love to hear from you.
Functional Assessments provide a strong baseline of understanding of your capacity.
These assessments are valuable when seeking funding from government programs or to help guide support services in knowing how best to help you to do what is most important to you.
Functional Assessments can cover many topics and are able to be taylored to your specific needs.
Contact our team to learn more about what works best for you.
Parkinsons and Movement Disorders
Those who live with movement disorders, often experience ever changing days.
In addition, each person’s story is can be vastly different to others even if they have the same diagnosis.
Our Occupational Therapists focus on your specific needs and challenges, and understand the intricacies of managing movement disorders within the home environment.
To learn how we can support you to live your best life, in the face of such complex diagnosis, contact us for a consult.
Falls Prevention and Home Safety
With more people over 65 dying from falls related injuries each year than the national road toll – our Reclaim Team is dedicated in assessing for falls prevention and reduction.
People can experience falls for all kinds or reasons, irrespective of age… and we see falls prevention stratagies kinda like house insurance – you jolly hope you never need it… but we don’t wait to get insurance to after the house burns down…
The best insurance is insurance you never end up needing… and falls prevention… if undertaken before a fall… can prevent one from ever occuring…
It isn’t surprising then, that the #1 predictor of a fall…. is having a previous one.. so If your one fall down, then lets prevent another!
Wheelchairs and Scooters are examples of “assistive devices”, as they assist with walking and increase a person’s independence.
Wheelchairs and Scooters for occasional uses are common and have many different purposes.
This includes occasional use wheelchairs for long travels or on a temporary basis following an injury, illness or surgery.
To find the most suitable wheeled mobility for you, an Occupational Therapist will be required to do an assessment with you.
Depending on how often the mobility device is being used and the different terrains you travel on, the therapist will find a wheelchair/scooter that best suits your needs.
Once this assessment is completed, you will begin trails with potential wheelchairs. It is here that you get to try using wheelchairs around your home and decide on the right one for you.
As we get older, we can find ourselves dealing with skin breakdowns and sores on our bodies.
With the support of appropriate pressure care, which can include equipment and changes to how we do things, we are able to not only prevent pressure injuries, but also manage and health them.
We access the very best in pressure mapping technology and interventions to ensure your skin is protected.
If you or a loved one has a pressure injury, or are at risk of one, please reach out and let us know that you urgently need to see an OT.
My Aged Care and Planning
MOur team support individuals who have funding packages through the My Aged Care system.
However, we know that getting a package (amount of money for your needs) can be the biggest hurdle in the process.
We work with you to assess your needs and help you understand the my aged care process so that you are in the best possible position when applying for funding though My Aged Care.
The assessments completed by our OT’s are valued in the assessment by My Aged Care as the assessments and reports show what you can do now and what supports you need to keep you safe, thriving at home and ultimately out of hospital .
Contact us to get support in your my aged care funding journey.
With falls being the main reason that people over the age of 65 end up in hospital, having safe access to your home is vital.
Our home modifications team can design solutions to meet your budget and your aesthetics, from standard ramps and bathroom changes to custom landscaped and designer solutions.
No matter your budget, or whether you are renting or owning the property, our team are here to help you explore the options and find something that will protect you for many years to come.
To find out more about what some of our recent home modifications look like, click here.
Otherwise, connect with our team to schedule your visit with our team.
Navigating the world with low vision and declining vision can trigger feelings of venerability, loss of confidence and changes in identity as activities become harder to engage with.
With targeted Occupational Therapy that utilises both equipment and strategies to compensate, you will be able to explore options to help you continue with the activities that are important to you.
If you or someone you know has low vision and is wanting to keep doing what brings them joy, connect with us now.
Every good tradesman will know the investment in quality tools can have. But it’s not just about the tools, but the knowledge on how to use them that make all the difference.
The same can be said for assistive technology, that is, equipment designed to make your life easier.
Our team of Occupational Therapists and Clinical Assistants are dedicated to knowing what is effective and cost-efficient on the market, ensuring that you get the right solution for the challenges you face both now and into the future.
After all, the whole point of such equipment is so that you can almost forget it’s there as it helps you focus on what is truely important.
Contact us to explore how we can help you keep doing what you love!
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