Allied Health Services

SACARE’s Allied Health Services currently combines the essential skills of:

  • Occupational Therapy - To support participant’s functional goals and improve independence
    • To develop rehabilitation programs to increase a participant’s ability to engage in activities within their home or community. 
    • Prescription of home modifications to improve functional independence and safety at home. 
    • Specialised wheelchair seating postural analysis. 
    • Completing functional capacity assessments to review or maximise independence at home or in the community. 
    • Prescription of complex Assistive Technology
    • Assess and reduce/remove potential fall hazards and enhance safety in the home. 
    • Manual Handling plans and reviews. 
    • Pressure care assessment and reviews. 

  • Physiotherapy - To support participant’s physical needs
    • Individualised programs that aim to improve balance, walking ability and confidence. 
    • Improving safety, independence and function in daily transfers and manual handling activities. 
    • Optimising safety, comfort, positioning, participation and mobility. 
    • Individualised rehabilitation programs on-site or in-home. 
    • Improving the participant’s strength, balance, movement and flexibility. 
    • Hydrotherapy programs. 
    • Assessing the participant’s risk of falls and implementing strategies to prevent injury. 
    • Fatigue management programs. 
    • Managing spasticity, spasms and muscle tension. 
    • Transfer and Positioning Plans
    • Prescription of mobility equipment

  • Allied Health AssistantTo assist and undertake programs created by the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist

  • Clinical Services (Nursing) - To support participant’s complex healthcare needs:
    • Nursing assessment and care plan development. 
    • Chronic Disease management and care plan development. 
    • Direct Nursing supports related to aspects of disability care (ventilation management, tracheostomy management, diabetes management, etc). 
    • Consultancy, Learning & Development.
  • Positive Behaviour Support
    Positive Behaviour Support is a holistic and person-centric approach to helping individuals who have behaviours of concern and other limitations to reach their goals and aspirations. It is a well-researched science that endeavours to proactively support participants by reducing and/or preventing behaviours of concern and increasing adaptive, socially appropriate behaviours by teaching new skills and changing environmental factors that may prove challenging for participants.

Our Allied Health Services cater to all adults living with a disability:
Our Allied Health Services employs highly experienced clinicians with backgrounds in rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Stroke, Orthopaedic and Amputee, and management of other complex conditions.

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Developmental disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Progressive neurological diseases
  • Dementia, including early-onset Dementia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Complex amputations, co-morbidities (i.e., stable wounds)
  • Orthopaedic injuries

Meet some of the THRIVE Program and Allied Health Services team below:

The THRIVE Program and Allied Health Services can be funded in any of the following ways:

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