Meet Bernard, a client of our supported independent living services

St John of God Accord Disability Services Supported Independent Living Team Leader Claude Staub shares the journey about one of our valued clients.

St John of God Accord Disability Services client Bernard holding a whiteboard which records his exercise achievements.

As part of Bernard’s broader National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) goals, he was keen to improve his bone density and general strength, so he engaged the services of a private strength and conditioning coach. 

The coach provided a comprehensive training program for caregivers to utilise to support Bernard in improving his strength. The program includes squats, push ups and cardiovascular output using the exercise bike which can be carried out in the comfort of his supported independent living home in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.