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Ageing well

People with cerebral palsy (CP), just like those without CP, are living longer.

As we grow older, everyone experiences changes due to ageing. People with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities may experience changes at an earlier age, which can impact daily life.

Healthy ageing is individual and can be influenced by healthy lifestyle over the course of a lifetime, including good nutrition, physical activity, access to high-quality healthcare and social engagement. The intent to age well should be made early in life. The rates of secondary conditions such as pain, osteoporosis, fatigue, muscle and joint problems can be higher in adults with cerebral palsy as they age, making healthy ageing all the more important.

To better manage CP symptoms and preventive care, adults with CP need reliable information on age-related changes in both functioning and quality of life. A proactive approach to healthy ageing can include conducting – and acting upon – a health assessment, assessing factors such as dementia or cognitive changes, falls, continence, oral health, hearing and vision.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Assessment of function and changes associated with ageing
  • Assistive technology and equipment
  • Changes in communication
  • Changes in eating, drinking, swallowing and nutrition
  • Changes in functional skills and independence
  • Changes in vision and hearing
  • Changes in muscles, bones and joints
  • Changes in movement and mobility
  • Changes in social networks and connections
  • Liaison with health and medical providers
  • Managing pain and fatigue
  • Physical health and wellness
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff are experts in supporting the changes associated with ageing with a disability.

You can work with our:

  • Assistive technology experts
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services tailored to meet the needs of adults and their families. 

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person or via Telepractice.

Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits. You can purchase supports using your: 

  • Capacity Building budget 
    • Improved Daily Living  (15)
  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology (5)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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