Improve mobility and independence for people with complex care needs
The program is suitable for any older persons following an admission to hospital or acute illness. Patients can be referred to the program from the community or via discharge from another hospital.
Our multidisciplinary care team includes geriatricians, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, social workers, speech pathologists and nursing staff.
Our program is focused on improving an individual’s mobility and independence to support and enable a safe discharge. Our team works together with patients and their families to help achieve desired goals, and to achieve the individuals’ highest level of health, wellness and independence.
We develop an individualised program of care based on patients’ needs
We conduct a comprehensive assessment of goals and needs and tailor a specific program of treatment and care. This can potentially include:
- a medication review
- a physical assessment including balance and strength
- assessment of the potential benefit of mobility aids
- suitability for a falls prevention program
- a cognitive assessment
- a dietitian review including specific dietary requirements