Personal support that’s right for you

It’s common to experience changes in your vision as you move into your senior years, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your independence.

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Maintaining your independence

Whether your vision has recently started declining or you have lived with low vision for a while, it’s important to be able to maintain your independence and quality of life.

With support from our dedicated and friendly team, you can learn practical techniques to stay in control of your life and live the way you want to, regardless of your level of vision.

Depending on what you hope to achieve, you can become more independent at home, continue spending quality time with your family, manage grocery shopping, cook, attend appointments unassisted, and even enjoy books and television. Whatever you need to maintain your independence, we can help.

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Skills to remain independent

Whatever you want to do at this stage in life, we can ensure you have the right skills and support you need to make that possible. Some of the things we can help you with include:

  • Completing daily activities in your home like cooking, cleaning and gardening
  • Getting around your home and your neighbourhood safely
  • Participating in recreational activities like art, sport and music
  • Using technology to enjoy television, books and newspapers
  • Enjoying the companionship and mobility a Guide Dog can offer
  • Connecting with other people one-on-one or in larger social groups

Linda’s story

“You wouldn’t think that such a simple thing like a cane could make such a difference, but it’s given me a lot of the freedom I thought I’d lost. I allowed my world to shrink and the cane’s opened it up again.”

Linda
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Services we provide for seniors

We know everyone’s circumstances are unique. That’s why we offer personalised and tailored support to help you maintain your independence.

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Orientation and Mobility
Orientation and Mobility

Gain the skills you need to be able to get around safely and independently.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Receive professional support for everyday skills like cooking, cleaning and personal care.

Guide Dog Mobility
Guide Dog Mobility

A Guide Dog is a loyal companion to help you navigate the world around you.

Counselling
Counselling

Losing your vision can be a confronting experience, but we’re here to support you.

Learn more about your funding options

You may be able to access funding and assistance through My Aged Care to help cover the cost of support and training programs.

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Learn more about your funding options

You may be able to access funding and assistance through My Aged Care to help cover the cost of support and training programs.

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Support for carers

Partners, family and friends often play a big part in assisting their loved ones with low or no vision. We’re here to support them, to support you.

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Supporting carers to support you

A carer could be anyone in your life that regularly helps you with things like your daily activities, personal care and mobility.

We provide dedicated support to carers and encourage them to be involved in your programs, so they can receive the knowledge and skills they need to further assist you with more confidence.  

Find out about support for carers

Meet your support team

We have a highly experienced and friendly team who are excited to work with you to achieve your goals. These are just some of the dedicated instructors on hand to help you.

Brenda

Brenda

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Brenda focuses on your capabilities to help you increase your mobility.

Jason

Jason

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Jason can support you to achieve your goals with the help of a Guide Dog.

Janet

Janet

Psychologist

Janet is here to support you through the challenges of vision loss.

Janine

Janine

Occupational Therapist

Janine can help you learn to perform everyday activities with confidence.

Alanna is here to guide you through your options and help connect you with the right support.

Phone
Call 1800 810 122
Address
Guide Dogs Queensland Breeding and Training Centre
1978 Gympie Rd, Bald Hills Qld 4036
Office
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Contact
Contact Client Services online
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Alanna
Your Support Coordinator

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