OTHER SERVICES

Day care for adults and children

We have trained care professionals to provide care and support for children with special needs. Our expertise in this area ensures each child's safety so you and your family can get the most out of life.

Our adult day care is a comprehensive program of activities to promote well being of the elderly through social and health-related services. Adult day care provides a much needed respite for the caregiver, affording a break from the physical demands and stress of providing round-the-clock care.

                   

                    

                      

                     

                     

                     

                      

 

Skills development & training

In our objectives to overcome the nation's shortage of trained personnel in rehabilitation services delivery, we introduced the Skills Development & Training Centre with the purpose of empowering caregivers and family members the right techniques and skills in rehabilitation services.

We also assist with the following:-

  • assist our clients in the training for a trade or a specific job.
  • liaise with schools and employers to enable our clients with disability to commence schooling or employment.
  • assist in referrals to organisations and government authorities such as EPF (Employees Provident Fund), Socso, JPJ (Road Transport Department), Ministry of Health, Social Welfare Department, the Army, police and special schools.
  • recommend and possibly financial assistance for transport such as a modified motor vehicle.
  • educate and guidance on rehabilitation programmes and possible future lifestyle with a disability.

 

Hippotherapy

The use of horse riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving co-ordination, balance and strength. Hippotherapy is an effective combination of physical, speech and occupational therapy on horseback. The experience improves concentration, particularly for the mentally handicapped and encourages relaxation.

What condition can benefit from hippotherapy?

  • cerebral palsy
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • autism
  • stroke
  • arthritis
  • behavioural disorder
  • slow learner
  • spinal cord and neurologic injuries
  • muscular weakness
  • speech or language impairment

 

What are the benefits of hippotherapy?

  • improved muscle strength
  • improved flexibility
  • improved communication
  • increased balance and coordination
  • increased gross and fine motor skills
  • improved range of motion
  • building self-confidence and boosting self-esteem

 

                               

                      

                                         

 

Splint making

What is a splint?

A splint is a piece of medical equipment used to keep an injured body part from moving and to protect it from any further damage.

A splint is often used to stabilise a broken bone while the injured person is taken to the hospital for more advanced treatment. It can also be used if you can have a severe strain or sprain in one of your limbs. Placed properly, a splint will help ease the pain of an injury by making sure that the wounded area does not move.

How do you make a splint?

Place the splint so that it rests on the joint above the injury and the joint below it. For example, if you are splinting a forearm, place the rigid support item under the forearm. Then, tie or tape it to the arm just below the wrist and above the elbow. Avoid placing ties directly over the injured area.

              

 

Student placement

We offer practical training for therapy undergraduates from local universities and colleges. Undergraduates are placed at our centre for a period of a few weeks up to three months where they obtain first hand experience of providing therapy treatment to our clients.

           

                                             

              

 

Transportation

We provide transportation at a minimal fee for those who require transport from their house to our centre for therapy treatment.