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What is the NDIS?

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provides information and services, connections and funding for people with disabilities. Individualised support and services are provided for eligible Australians with permanent disabilities who require assistance on a daily basis. The scheme is administered by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).

Your personalised NDIS plan will outline the kind of support services, assistive technology, or treatments you require to achieve your personal goals and live a full and independent life. The NDIS funds ‘reasonable and necessary supports’ to help you achieve these goals.

To be eligible for NDIS support, you must:
– Be under 65 years of age
– Be an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder
– Meet the disability or early intervention requirements.

If you are over the age of 65, the NDIS does not provide assistance as there is support available through the Commonwealth Aged Care system.

For more details about eligibility for NDIS, visit the NDIS website

Assistive Technology and NDIS
A great resource for Australians with a disability is the NDIS Assistive Technology program. NDIS Assistive Technology covers a wide range of products. It can include simple tools to help you hold things in your hand, safety features installed in your home, or technological devices like wheelchairs.

NDIS support for you

Assistive technology at ILS

ILS is an official NDIS provider and a registered provider of:

  • Assistive products for personal care and safety
  • Assistive products for household tasks
  • Assistive equipment for general tasks and demands
  • Personal mobility equipment – therapeutic supports.

Each of our assistive technology product types offer different levels of support:

  • Mobility aids and accessories – Stay active and on the move. Whether it’s a simple aid for walking like a cane, or a fully automated wheelchair, the right mobile aid will help you regain independence with the freedom of mobility.
  • Lift chairs and seating – Find comfort and mobility. From stable chairs to electronic lift chairs, we can tailor a model to suit your personal needs and design preferences.
  • Hospital beds – Get a good night’s rest with our adjustable, durable assistive bed range. Hospital beds make getting in and out of bed a less strenuous task for both users and carers.
  • Daily living aids – It may be something as simple as a pencil holder, larger handled silverware, or a tool for picking things up off the floor. Whatever you need, the right daily living aid can assist you to lead a more comfortable life.
  • Oxygen solutions – Our oxygen concentrators, accessories, nebulisers and suction pumps are manufactured by the best brands on the market. Our range of respiratory aids will help you achieve increased independence while ensuring optimum oxygen support. We can provide advice on the most appropriate device for you based on your respiratory needs, surroundings and lifestyle.
  • Pressure care – Our selection of pressure care products assist people with sleeping and sitting comfortably, lowering their risk of pressure-related injuries.
  • Bathroom aids – Bathroom modifications to include assistive aids will maximise your safety and prevent falls, particularly if you struggle with balance or mobility issues. From bathing and toileting aids to shower and bedside commodes, maintain your independence and privacy with our extensive range of bathroom aids.
  • Exercise and physio aids – Managing a disability or recovering from an injury often requires physiotherapy, rehabilitation and exercise. We offer a vast array of pain relief and recovery devices, suitable for use both at home and within a healthcare facility.
  • Falls prevention – Falls happen, but it is possible to implement preventative measures to help avoid fall-related injuries. Fall response devices can be part of your essential assistive technology equipment, helping you to live more comfortably, with greater peace of mind.

Your assistive technology provider

Choosing ILS for assistive technology

With extensive products and experience in assistive technology, we empower our customers to live their most independent lives. As your assistive technology provider, ILS can provide the following services.

  • Occupational therapy services – Our occupational therapists (OTs), who are specialists in assistive technologies, will work in consultation with your NDIS prescribing clinician to make clinical recommendations on assistive technologies. Our OTs will also support you with product demos, educational in-services, and training.
  • In-store consultations – Discuss your NDIS needs in a relaxed and comfortable environment with our highly trained staff. See our store locator for your nearest store.
  • Telephone consultations – Our dedicated and highly qualified customer service team will support you in selecting products best suited to your NDIS goals, or refer you to an equipment specialist.
  • Equipment trials – You can trial a range of products either in store or at home. We can also arrange a demonstration and provide clinical advice.
  • Equipment installation – Installation of assistive technologies in your home is made easy with our team of medical installers.
  • Service and repairs – Our qualified technicians provide fast and reliable professional services and repairs. Book your service with us online.
  • Equipment hire – Hire from our wide range of quality products for short-term use.

To speak with an equipment specialist about your NDIS assistive technology needs, call our friendly team or visit us in store.

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Made up of more than 40 occupational therapists, our clinical team are specialists in assistive technology and equipment prescription.

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