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Health Supports Team

Cram has expertise in providing quality disability support for people with complex care needs and who face health challenges as a result of a physical, intellectual disability or acquired brain injury (ABI). Participants are supported by staff trained in a range of disability specific health care protocols and who can help identify when you need to be seen by a health professional such as a doctor, occupational therapist or specialist.

Cram has a small, dedicated team of health support staff who are passionate about keeping people healthy and active at all stages of life. Cram’s Health Supports team provides nursing support services for children and adults with disability so they can enjoy the highest possible quality of life, especially in the areas of health and well-being, participation, independence, decision making and inclusion.

Registered Nurses with expertise in disability work within the Health Support area to assist in the delivery of a participants requirements. Whether you are fed via gastrostomy tube, have epileptic seizures, require respiratory intervention, have a diabetic condition or require a diverse range of medications.

The team works closely with medical and allied health professionals as well as local community health services.

The team works closely with medical and allied health professionals as well as local community health services.

The health supports team reviews strengths, needs and goals on an ongoing basis and employs a broad range of strategies to achieve these goals. These may include:

  • In consultation with families and carers, and the individuals health practitioners are specialists to implement plans and strategies to assist a person gain and maintain their independence, good health and wellbeing.
  • Providing strategies and advice to strengthen a person’s ability to participate in a wide range of social, recreational and work related activities at home and in the community.
  • Providing support in the implementation of individualised health plans and guidelines to respond to a person’s needs in areas such as eating and drinking, postural care, wound management, hygiene, catheterisation, medication administration, seizure management.
  • Assist in the transition process for life’s important moments and in times of change
  • Providing support in regards to the use of specialised equipment and other aids
  • Provision of Training and Professional Development for Cram staff to assist in their delivery of support for individuals with complex health needs.