New uniforms

New uniforms provide colour and functionality

Vibrant colours and functional materials are features of the new Friendlies uniforms for hospital and pharmacy staff. Uniforms at The Friendlies are reviewed every five years to refresh the design and align with corporate branding and industry best practice. Chief operating officer Andrew Smith said a staff committee had researched the new uniforms and consulted with employees over several months. Andrew thanked everyone for their input and creativity. “The committee took a good look at the requirements of various rolesMore

NDIS changes mid cost AT limit to $15,000 – no quote needed

It’s now easier to purchase mid-cost assistive technology (AT) with your NDIS funds. The NDIS has changed the upper limit for mid-cost AT from $5,000 to $15,000. That means you no longer have to obtain a quote for items up to $15,000. The NDIS will approve those purchases automatically. It’s important to note that you still need to meet all the requirements for using your NDIS funds and obtain written advice from an AT advisor before purchase. What is assistiveMore
How To Use A Walking Stick Safely

​​How to use a walking stick safely

Walking sticks are essential mobility aids for many people. But like any mobility aid, walking sticks should be used with care. Before getting started, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to use the assistive device safely and prevent injuries. A walking stick should be used as an aid only, not as the primary source of mobility support. If you find yourself relying heavily on a walking stick to get around, you may need to consider a rollator orMore
Choosing the best walking stick for your needs

Choosing the best walking stick for your needs

Walking sticks support people who have difficulty walking due to balance problems, weakness, pain or injury. Walking sticks can be an excellent aid for stability and balance. Often, they’re helpful for people recovering from surgery or injuries. They can also support weakened hips, knees and ankles by transferring pressure into the stick via your arms. There are many different types of walking sticks on the market. Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s essential to buy the right walking stick thatMore
NDIS Low Cost Assistive Technology

NDIS Low Cost Assistive Technology: Everything you need to know

NDIS Low Cost Assistive Technology: Everything you need to know. Assistive technology covers a wide range of products and services that can help people with a disability live more independently and complete everyday activities. The NDIS describes assistive technology as physical supports that can help you do something more easily or safely or do something you otherwise can’t because of a disability. The item may be customised for you or make it easier for someone else to assist you. AssistiveMore
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