Independent Provider Collective

Independent Provider Collective (IPC)
As the name suggests, the ‘IPC’ is a collective of independent providers. Determined2 believes that working collaboratively with other service providers will offer better outcomes for our participants, that is why we have formed the IPC.  The IPC share Determined2’s values and person-centred approaches. We work together for you and can link your information seamlessly between providers to save you the stress and hassle of getting everyone on the same page. Select a service provider from below that you would like to connect with, they will be sent a message to contact you.

If you would like to apply to be one of our Independent Providers, please CLICK HERE

Deanna Reed

Occupational Therapist, Moving Forward Occupational Therapy

Services Provided
Assessments to identify current functional needs, setting of goals, assessing equipment needs and report writing for ongoing funding.

About Deanna

Recently there have been many changes in people’s daily lives due to the Corona Virus. The biggest changes are that many activities that we normally engage in have closed and complying with social distancing restrictions has become a new way of life.

This means that we are all at home more and less able to socialise, as an Occupational Therapist, there are a number of ways that I can help support you through this time, this could be done by virtual means such as video calls, skype or Zoom:

  • If you feel that you need increased support or different services within your plan, I can assist you by completing an assessment and report. This can then be used within a plan review to help you to obtain the needed supports.
  • Make suggestions and source assistive devices that you may need around the home, these could be things such as tools to help you get dressed with more ease or specialised cushions for comfort since you will be seated more than usual.
  • Asses the home environment via video and see what may be needed to support you while you are at home more than usual.
  • Work with you to develop short term goals over the next few weeks or months that you could work towards while complying with the current social distancing restrictions. These goals could be around increasing your independence with tasks at home or engaging in a different leisure activity within the home.

If you feel that this support would be beneficial to you, then I would love to discuss this with you further.

 

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Interact Telehealth Physiotherapy Service with Sue Baker

Physiotherapy

Services Provided
Physiotherapy

About Sue Baker

As you are all aware with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are all needing to take protective measures to keep healthy.

In the interest of not potentially spreading or catching the virus, many services are temporarily suspending face-to-face services. We are very mindful of the fragile state of health that many clients may be in, and do not want to cause any unnecessary distress.

We have developed a telehealth service and will be happy to provide services to you in this way, if you wish.

NB: If you already have a physiotherapy provider, please do discuss this option with them in the first instance, as they will be more familiar with you and are the most appropriate people to provide the service to you. This offer is only made as a back-up option for Determined2 clients.

Benefits are:

  • Research has proven that telehealth services are just as effective as face to face contact
  • We can talk to you and answer any questions you have, as often as you like
  • We can monitor your condition, either by phone or video link
  • If you are at your computer a lot, we can advise about ergonomic workstation set-up
  • We can devise and update any programmes you may need
  • Costs will be less as we will not be charging for travel
  • Consultations will also probably be shorter and therefore more cost effective
  • No special equipment is needed, and you won’t need to download any apps.
  • NDIS will cover costs for this service.
  • No wait list for new clients.
  • Telehealth can be used while you are waiting to get services from a more local therapist

If you think you would like to avail of this service, please do contact me and I will be very happy to discuss it with you.

 

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Lifeback Tracker App

Life Improvement Service

Services Provided
Lifeback Tracker is a non-clinical online mobile application to improve your life by tracking, assessing and improving 4 key areas of your health.

About Lifeback Tracker

In 2003, suffering from anxiety and depression, Anthony Hart reached the lowest point in his life. While getting his life back on track he discovered 4 Steps to Better Mind Health, that became crucial foundations for managing his mind health and helping him achieve a happy and healthy life. The steps measured in the tracker are:

  • Talk
  • Reduce Alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Sleep

Lifeback Tracker self-assessment questionnaire designed by Dr Michael Musker from the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Its Confidential, Easy, Free, Non clinical

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This tool is continually improving and evolving. New functions are to be added in the near future, we are excited at the prospect of getting Lifeback Tracker to those that need it.

Employment Options

Employment, Social and Skill Building Service

Services Provided
Maintaining social interactions and skill building.

About Employment Options

Employment Options is still providing services to NDIS Participants within COVID19 restrictions and recommendations.

We believe that continuing to provide appropriate services will minimise social isolation and maintain connectedness, especially for people living with disability.

We have implemented the following actions to keep participants and staff safe:

  • Daily professional clean of our facilities
  • Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities supplies maintained
  • Disinfectant wipes in training rooms for surfaces as users move in and out
  • Max number of persons in training rooms and offices implemented to meet social distancing: 4 sqm per person + 1.5 m
  • Restricted visitors and couriers access to the building

We are providing NDIS Participants with choice in service delivery to meet their needs including technological solutions such as – online via zoom.

We have just recruited more NDIS Mentors with a range of activity ‘Superpowers’ including:

  • Mechanics/engines
  • Woodworking
  • 3D printing
  • Crocheting/yarn bombing
  • Drama and dance
  • Cooking/baking
  • Career exploration
  • (just to name a few, your interest not listed above? Call Sasha to discuss)

Our mentors are trained and experienced in strengthening participant confidence and self-esteem, independent living skills, communications skills and social skills.

A multitude of other community activities and programs have been suspended, postponed or cancelled.

If we can assist with any of your participants to help maintain connections and minimise social isolation and undertake tailored/personalised one2one activities.

Contact Sasha Dragovelic for more info about our services.

 

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SA Care

NDIS registered Disability Support Service Provider

Services Provided
In home services, in home respite, supported accommodation and improved daily living skills..

About our Home Care Services

Are you seeking reliable, high quality in home support workers to assist you in your own home. We have a team of dedicated and diverse community support workers available immediately with qualifications to support high and complex needs.

You can be provided with an overview of each support worker and work with our dedicated co-ordination team to select your own team of support workers that suit your needs and personality, we can provide:

  • Personal care needs
  • Continence management
  • Clinical procedures
  • Meal preparation and shopping
  • Cleaning and laundry service
  • In-home or centre-based respite
  • Transport to appointments or social activities

 

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About Thrive Improved Daily Living Skills

Our award winning THRIVE programs use recreational activity, counselling and holistic therapies as a therapeutic tool to engage participants into the community. THRIVE programs are personalised to support the individual’s meaningful goals. The goals are driven by their strengths and values to improve their emotional wellbeing and increase capabilities. An individual’s THRIVE program will use a multidisciplinary approach that includes families, friends and allied health professionals to have the best outcome and continued support for the participants.

  • Assistance with decision making Includes daily planning, budgeting, etc.
  • Individual skills development and training Includes public transport training and support.
  • Individual counselling
  • Therapy assistance

Our intake team would love to answer any questions or discuss any of your needs in further detail.

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Lift Up Voices

Lift Up Voices

Music skills development programs with diversity and social inclusion

Services Provided
provides inclusive group workshops and individual sessions

About Lift Up Voices

Lift Up Voices (L.U.V) delivers programs designed to develop skills, social connection and confidence through the creative arts. Our programs incorporate singing, songwriting, recording, production and podcasting and are entirely person-centred. At L.U.V we strive to provide an inclusive and organic environment for our artists to thrive.

Tori Marshall - LUV

Tori Marshall, co-founder of Lift Up Voices

As Director and Co-Founder of Lift Up Voices, I am extremely passionate about uplifting lives through creativity. Having grown up with a twin sister with disability, I’ve witnessed the power of music and it’s incredible ability to build self-confidence, social connection give young people an opportunity for their voice to be heard.

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Lift Up Voices

Mary Ogle – Developmental Educator

Assessment, therapy plan and skills development

Services Provided
Helping people meet their NDIS goals utilising a holistic, strengths based, people centered approach

About Developmental Education

Developmental Educators are multi-disciplinary disability specialists, having completed disability specific tertiary studies. Developmental Educators work utilising a holistic (all inclusive) and strength based (working with the persons strengths) approach that is person centred (all about the person) and how they will best meet their NDIS goals.

Mary strongly believes that everyone has the right to participate in society, have equal access, and to have the same choices and opportunities to live independently in the community. This belief has shaped Mary’s passion for advocacy and to provide therapeutic interventions to improve the individual’s outcomes in life.

Assessment Tools utilised to establish a baseline

  • Vineland – 3 Assessment (comprehensive) assessing: daily living skills, communication, socialisation and motor skills
  • Social Skills Profile
  • Social Skills Assessment Tools
  • Vocational Assessment Tools
  • Independent Living Assessment Tools
  • Observations of Daily Living Skills

Building a Therapy Plan

  • Based on Assessment outcomes
  • Seek input for caregivers, service providers, observations and other assessments if available
  • Include Interventions (if applicable)
  • Create visuals for daily living skills, activities and support communication

Practice the Skills

  • Mentoring or modelling skills
  • Observations of new skills learnt
  • Teaching functional life skills
  • Provide training to caregivers and/or service providers
  • Budgeting Support
  • Money skills
  • Parenting Education
  • In-home support and Training
  • Support seeking Volunteering Options
  • Support seeking Employment Options
  • Working in partnership with other allied health professionals and service providers

Progress Reports and Recommendations – Therapy based

  • 3-monthly review of NDIS goals
  • Input from the participant, caregivers, service providers and observations
  • Evaluation of NDIS goals or work on alternative goals
  • Therapy report recommendations
  • Facilitate Self- Advocacy Support

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Diana

Good Prospects

Speech Pathology & Psychology
Prospect – Salisbury – Port Adelaide – Gawler – Berri

Services Provided
Tailored, evidence based speech pathology, cognition skills and psychology practice for children and adults

About Good Prospects

Good Prospects is an independent speech pathology and psychology practice which is committed to quality, evidence based service with a focus on wellbeing and the communication and cognition skills of children and adults in all their contexts across the lifespan.

Our specific vision and mission is to provide these services in areas that need it the most with a focus on client care and advocacy. We tailor our services to each local area individually in recognition of the unique differences across our state. Each location is recognized as being its own unique “village” with its own unique needs and population and we recognize that different services or approaches may be required in each of these village rather than a “one size fits all” approach.

We actively embrace multi-culturalism both within our client base and the staff we employ.

Specialist Areas include:

Speech Pathology

  • Developmental speech and language difficulties incorporating the latest techniques in articulation & language therapy
  • Intervention for non-talking toddlers using parent focused approaches
  • Listening and Comprehension
  • Expressive language and vocabulary development
  • Oral and written literacy skills essential for success with the school curriculum
  • Fluency Intervention including the well researched Lidcombe program
  • Visual communication strategies including alternative and augmentative communication plans
  • Short term prevention programs in schools and pre-schools enabling staff to become more independent at meeting speech, oral language and literacy needs
  • Workshops & positive language development strategies for parents, pre-schools and schools
  • Intervention for children with Disabilities and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Development of pragmatic and social language skills
  • Children and students with an ESL background
  • Behavioural Issues related to speech and language difficulties
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial difficulties
  • Dysphagia or swallowing issues
  • Mealtime management
  • Intervention or Stroke and degenerative disorders

 

Psychology

  • Psychological assessment
  • Disability support
  • Individual, couples and family psychotherapy
  • Child, adolescent, adult and family mental health
  • Suicide prevention

 

Treatment of –

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Co-morbidity (mental illness and substance use)

 

Management of –

  • Complex trauma
  • Grief

Clients can self-refer to the practice. A referral from a GP or other specialist is not required.

Good Prospects is registered as a Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Provider for those families who have been approved under this plan by their GP to receive a rebate for up to 5, 10 or 20 sessions depending on diagnosis. Only Psychology clients may be eligible for a Medicare Mental Health Care plan from their GP.

Our practice is registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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