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Assistive Technology Fact Sheets

Being informed and building knowledge is one of the greatest tools. Knowing how things work and the benefits of that knowledge you’ll acquire here is invaluable. This page has a list of fact sheets to help explain assistive technology and everything relating to it. Whether you require tips or want to increase your knowledge on the AT equipment, communication devices, wheelchair , walking aids, office ergonomics equipment or other aids for everyday living, LifeTec has complied a range of fact sheets for your convenience.

Use these resources to make more informed decisions with impartial advice. Our health professionals are continually adding to and updating these fact sheets. If there are areas that you’d like to see covered or need more information on, please email us.

Access

Access to Private Homes - Doors and Intercoms

Do you want to be able to come and go more independently? Do you have difficulty operating a key or using your door handle or opening your door? There are many devices that can help make it easier to open doors and control entry to your property. Learn more about these options by downloading this fact sheet!

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Beds & Bed Equipment

Bed Mobility and Transfers

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Pressure Cushions

Do you have pain or discomfort when sitting in your wheelchair or seat? Do you spend long periods sitting in the same position? Pressure cushions can assist in preventing the development of pressure areas and aid comfort. Pressure cushions alone will not remove the risk of developing pressure areas. They should be used in conjunction with other pressure management strategies, including regular position changes and good skin care.

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Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Communication, Reading & Writing

AAC - Dedicated Devices

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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AAC - Low Tech

Do you have pain or discomfort when sitting in your wheelchair or seat? Do you spend long periods sitting in the same position? Pressure cushions can assist in preventing the development of pressure areas and aid comfort. Pressure cushions alone will not remove the risk of developing pressure areas. They should be used in conjunction with other pressure management strategies, including regular position changes and good skin care.

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AAC - Mainstream Speech Generating Devices

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Assistive Technologies for Vision

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Assistive Technology for Voice Amplification

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Low Vision Magnifiers

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Phone Options for Low vision

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Computer Access & Environmental Control

Computer Access

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Keyboards and Alternatives

Do you have pain or discomfort when sitting in your wheelchair or seat? Do you spend long periods sitting in the same position? Pressure cushions can assist in preventing the development of pressure areas and aid comfort. Pressure cushions alone will not remove the risk of developing pressure areas. They should be used in conjunction with other pressure management strategies, including regular position changes and good skin care.

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Mouse Alternatives

A pressure injury is an injury to an area of skin or the soft tissue underneath. These nearly always develop in places where there are bones right under the skin. Pressure injuries may also be called bedsores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers. The injury can occur on the surface of the skin, or it can be very deep.  Pressure ulcers are easy to prevent but difficult to treat. Download this fact sheet for more information!

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Emergency Call Systems

Monitored Emergency Call Systems

Monitored emergency call systems (ECS) provide 24/7 access to assistance through a call centre. All supplier monitored ECS should include: Ongoing monitoring service with two way voice contact through a high-quality speaker phone.

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Unmonitored Emergency Call System

A non-monitored emergency call system includes a pendant and a control box or phone which is connected to the telephone network (via landline or mobile network). When an incident occurs, the pendant is activated by the user which sends a signal to the control box which dials through to the programmed emergency contacts or sends a voice or text message.

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Positive Ageing Journey

Stand Up To Ageing: Why Sitting Is The New Smoking

Technology - Easier Living

Assistive Technology - Keep Doing The Things You Love

Creating Age Friendly Communities

Mindfulness

Sexual Experience In Older Age - To Have Or To (Put On) Hold

Feel Better Through The Proven Benefits of Exercise

Recreation

Bikes and Cycling

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Seating

Assistive Technology for Comfortable Seating

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Pressure Cushions

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Specialised Wheelchair Seating

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Smart Phone Apps

Understanding Apps

Apps for Carers

Apps for Prompting & Scheduling

Apps for Health & Wellness

Apps for Wheelchair Users

Apps for Location Tracking

Smart Assistive Technology

What is Smart Assistive Technology?

Walking & Mobility Aids

Walkers

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Wheelchairs

Wheeled Mobility Devices

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Manual Wheelchairs and Specialised Strollers

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Vocational Aids & Equipment

Workstation Ergonomics

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Medications

Medication Management

Home Modifications

Top Ten Tips When Designing a Bathroom

Top ten tips when designing a bathroom for over 50’s.

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Top Ten Tips for Home Design

Top ten tips when designing a home compiled by our home modification coordinator.

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Smart Door Locks & Alert Options

For those individuals experiencing standard door or key locks, there are many alternatives solutions available to complete the unlocking and locking task.

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Smart Plugs & Lights

For those individuals experiencing standard door or key locks, there are many alternatives solutions available to complete the unlocking and locking task.

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Funding Options for Home Modifications

We all have a wish to remain in our own homes. Sometimes, completing activities of daily living can become difficult or unsafe, leading to a need for some environmental changes. These can be anything from installing a lever tap to installing a grab rail beside a set or stairs all the way through to major bathroom modifications. It is important to be aware of potential funding options for home modifications so that contact can be made with the right service in the first instance.

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Funding

Funding for Assistive Technology - Australian Capital Territory

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - National

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - New South Wales

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - Northern Territory

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - Queensland

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - South Australia

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - Tasmania

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology - Western Australia

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding for Assistive Technology if All Else Fails

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Funding Options for Assistive Technology

Do you want to be able to transfer from your bed safely and easily or without assistance? Do you want to make the task of turning over in bed or moving up or down the bed easier? Getting in and out of your bed can become more difficult over time due to illness, injury or a due to any condition which results in a change in muscle strength, balance or joint range of movement. There are a range of aids available on the market which can help to compensate for changes in function, and increase independence in bed mobility and/or bed transfers. These include electric beds and over bed self-help bed poles.

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Bed Mobility and Transfers

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