Captains Cove & Paynesville – Holiday Destination

One day late with my post, I will use a current excuse we are hearing at the moment, “Easter”

A couple weeks ago I spent a weekend in Paynesville  Victoria with friends and really found it an easy place to negotiate looking through the “wheelchair lens”

A holiday destination where I can look at boats and water whilst sipping a coffee or a glass of RED really helps me charge my batteries (not literally)

The place we stayed is called Captains Cove.

For my requirements such as a “role in shower” it was great.

The operators of Captains Cove acknowledge their unit is not fully wheelchair accessible so I suggest if interested give them a call and find out a bit more about the layout.

Captains Cove at Paynesville a great place for total relaxation.


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Nocturnal Tonic Clonic Seizure – Technology that Can Raise the Alarm While You Are in Bed

Epilepsy seizures are usually unpredictable, so when they do occur it is hoped that the individual has a good Up-to-date Epilepsy Management Plan EMP that can be referred to.

There are some great resources available that go into great detail about what a good EMP looks like.

The Epilepsy Foundation has some great examples of EMP on there website.

One seizure known as “Nocturnal Tonic Clonic” seizure often occurs when people are in bed

I met the Australian distributor of the Epilepsy Safe Bed Under Mattress Sensor last week and was intrigued just how sensitive this alarm is considering it sits under the mattress.

It is really good to know that there are different types of technologies emerging to keep us safe even when we are asleep in bed.

For more information on this product take a look at the Epi-Assist website or contact

Epi-Assist Australia Pty Ltd

Unit 3, Lot 6, 585 Maitland Rd
Mayfield West NSW 2304 Australia

Phone 1800 684 422
Fax 02 4949 2282





Posted in Reviewing Products

Technology Expo”s Coming up & My Search for a car…

Gadgets that provide solutions, is a great passion of mine.

There are a couple of Disability/Aged Care Explode events coming up that I thought I would give a quick plug about.

  1. Melbourne CAREX -2nd & 3rd of April-Caulfield Victoria
  2. Assistive Technology Suppliers Association Inc 14th & 15th of May Melbourne Showgrounds

These events are no longer just for Occupational Therapists and people who are working in the aged care area.

VALID ran an extremely successful “Service provider Expo ” In February this year as part of their Having a Say Conference Annual conference in Geelong.

For those of us who are self purchasing services for our disability requirements these Expos are extremely valuable.

Don’t forget when you are liaising with the suppliers ask if they are registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency as a supplier?

On a different note, I’m on the look out for a car for myself.

My 12-year-old van is not sounding real healthy at the moment and I have been advised to replace it ASAP.

I am looking for a pre-loved vehicle where I can sit in the front row next to the driver.

Naturally I have  been liaising with the major car modification businesses with no success as yet.

With winter coming and no luck so far with any leads, I thought I would use my “Blogger Rights” in anticipation that you may be able to spread the word.McKenna car picTo get the word out there


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