Author J.K. Rowling famously remarked, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
This philosophy has been my driving force behind establishing and building TherapyCare. As a prominent provider of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) approved services in Western Sydney, we know working together to understand our clients and their unique abilities is key to providing exceptional care.
Since our inception in 2016, we have been welcomed into many homes, heard many heart-breaking stories, and supported those living with disability to lead a life of greater quality.
I’m fortunate to have a team of dedicated support workers who have helped craft our services with the end goal being to assist patients in achieving their goals, no matter how great or small. They each take their respective roles seriously and understand that place in each clients’ life.
How do we help?
We’ve been fortunate enough to see many clients improve their quality of life and independence under our care. Jim Bryant who is living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has been with TherapyCare for nearly two years now, receiving support services including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Domestic Assistance. During his time with us, Jim’s mobility has improved dramatically. Jim’s MS and Neuralgia means he has physical limitations and lives with chronic pain. Managing MS is no easy feat, but with the help of support worker Natalie, Jim has a new found positive outlook and is making the most out of life. As Jim puts it, the care he has received from TherapyCare has bolstered his confidence and capabilities.
“I’ve noticed a massive improvement since joining the TherapyCare community. The range of motion in my legs has improved out of sight,” says Jim.
“I trust TherapyCare because when I first met the team, they were happy, easy to talk to and all really understood what MS is. My support worker Natalie knows exactly what sort of symptoms I have from MS and how to work around them. I feel truly blessed to have met Natalie and the team at TherapyCare,” Jim concludes.
What can TherapyCare offer you?
Our community engagement services include one-on-one social outings and our newly introduced day program. One-on-one social outings focus on one of two things; what that particular client enjoys doing, or an area they wish to further their skills in order to build independence. Each client is paired with a dedicated support worker who understands their unique set of needs.
Recreational activities such as bowling, bingo and even trips to Featherdale Wildlife Park, often provide our clients with experiences they may not usually have access to. Skill-based supports such as meal preparation, money handling, how to use public transport and how to purchase items at the supermarket, are ways our clients can actively learn new skills and further their journey toward independence. Our day program is centralised on creating a strong sense of community for our clients to develop their social skills and form new friendships with clients, all the while experiencing going into the city, visiting Richmond’s Secret Garden or (crow favourite), going for a barbeque on the bank of the Richmond river in Windsor.
TherapyCare also provides in home supports through Personal Care and Domestic Assistance. Domestic Assistance services are a great way for our clients to learn skills in home maintenance, such as how to launder their clothing.
One of our biggest achievements has been successfully starting up an after-school Group Recreational Therapy Program. This program was established earlier this by our experienced recreational therapists Chris and Nicole. Clients of similar physical ability to participate in a variety of exercises and games, aimed at challenging them physically all while having fun and socialising. The first part of the session includes exercises to build strength and work on fine motor skills, such as coordination. The second half of the session builds on each client’s active listening skills through games such as bull-rush and Simon says. Over the few months, our Recreational Therapy superstars have made awesome progress and are able to complete activities that they weren’t initially able to complete.
Why choose TherapyCare?
Working in disability is a very rewarding job. The team and I take it very seriously that we impact the quality of life of everyone we come into contact with each day. I can honestly say that every member of the TherapyCare team feels honoured and grateful to be a part of each client’s journey.
A lot of people hesitate joining services or therapies. We understand that it’s not easy to invite someone into your home, into your world of disability. We know that there are certain barriers and expectations you may have, but if you do feel like you would like to improve aspects of your life, whether that’s physical function, or your energy levels, or pain that you’ve been experiencing, know you’re not alone. A lot of our clients feel the same. We understand the vulnerability and the sensitivity around living with a disability. And if you can allow us to help you, we would love to be able to be a part of your journey and your process, and get you motivated and moving again.