Whether you’re a carer or family member, or working in a health facility, our disability health support service is designed to support you in caring for someone with a disability.
We can help you with:
- help and advice about disabilities across all age groups
- training in your client or family member’s home, workplace, school, or respite facility to include and encourage people with disabilities
- personalised training to help the people around the person with a disability to better look after their needs
- collaboration with a range of healthcare and other service providers.
We also provide Specialist Care Task Training, including:
- blood sugar monitoring
- pressure area and skin care
- administration of suppositories and enemas
- gastronomy feeding
- oxygen therapy
- oral suctioning
- application of surgical and medical garments
- catheter care
- ostomy care
- tracheostomy care
- health information sessions on Epilepsy and Anaphylaxis
- other specialist care task training available on request.
We’ll give your patient, client, or family member the opportunity to make informed choices and decisions regarding their lifestyle and future by providing professional expertise on wellbeing, independence, positive relationships, development of abilities and participation in community life.
Who is eligible?
Our disability health support and training services are available free of charge if you’re caring for someone with complex healthcare requirements who is eligible for Disability Services Commission funded services.
For more details about this service, call us on (08) 9242 0119 (or 1300 650 803 for country callers) to discuss your needs. One of our Registered Nurses will discuss and assess your situation and help you access the support and education you need.