Finding Aids and Eqipment
This section connects you to the range of aids and equipment products available in Victoria. Information is presented under the following headings:
General information on aids and equipment
Because Parkinson’s is primarily a ‘movement disorder’, specially designed aids & equipment can make daily activities easier & safer. Examples of aids commonly used by the Parkinson’s community include mobility aids; voice amplifiers; pill timers; and personal alarms.
The range of aids & equipment products has rapidly developed and is fully catalogued by the Independent Living Centre (ILC).
Find additional information
Victoria – Surviving The Maze -
refer to 'Series 1 - Caring for an Older Person - Sheet 12, Aids
What does the Independent Living Centre provide?
The Independent Living Centre is Australia’s key aids and equipment resource organisation. You can browse their online database or drop into the Victorian branch and trial their extensive display of equipment.
To find out more:
Ph: (03) 9362 6111 & 1300 885 886
Fax: (03) 9314 9825
TTY: (03) 9314 9001
How do I find retailers for an aid?
Find the range of products and suppliers through the ILC database. Or look for ‘aids and equipment’ retailers in your area using www.yellowpages.com.au
Hint: When talking to a retailer, ask questions! Some aids and equipment retailers will offer health professional assessments, equipment trial and minor home installations. Others offer repair and maintenance services. Don’t be scared to find out.
Commonly used aids for Parkinson’s
Pill timers and multi-alarm watches assist with medication timing.
Visit the Victorian ILC or their online database to find out what products are available in Victoria.
We don’t endorse any particular retailer, however you may like to browse the items available from the following suppliers:
'Tab Timer' - 1300 882 846 - sells pill timers and multi-alarm watches. Get 5% discount by using the code 'PDVIC' in the checkout and 5% of the purchase price will be donated to Parkinson's Victoria.
'Technical Solutions Australia' -
9737 9000 -
stock the brand 'Tab Time' pill timers and alarms.
‘Word of Mouth’ - 9761 2211 - have a large range of multi-alarm watches.
The ‘U Step’ - (02 9417 0184) is a walking aid specially designed for people with Parkinson’s. It can improve stability, posture and walking stride.
can I find, or sell, second-hand equipment and computers?
You can buy and sell low-cost aids and equipment through the Equipment Recycling Network Inc’s online trading post (ERNI) - 03 9879 5211. Volunteers based in the Maroondah region also recycle donated computers and health care equipment to people with disabilities throughout Victoria.
How can I get aids engineered to my personal needs?
Technical Aid to the Disabled Victoria (TADVic) - 03 9853 8655 design or modify equipment for people with disabilities where there is no commercially available solution.