Allied Health and Therapy
Now my pain is easier to manage.
With our allied health and therapy services you’ll be able to maintain or recover a level of health
Our Wellbeing Centre in Wantirna South has a dedicated team of allied health professionals that offer you a range of wellbeing services on-site and in-home.
Our Allied Health and Therapy Services include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Remedial massage
These allied health and therapy services can be offered through a Government-subsidised Commonwealth Home Support Programme or you can opt to self-fund. This way everyone has the opportunity to feel better about their health.
Our services can be delivered individually or within groups. Whatever you choose, we will support and work with you to prevent falls, improve mobility, build strength and balance, learn healthy eating habits, improve safety independence at home, recommend aids and just maintain good health practices.
Short Term Restorative Care
Care in the Hume and Grampians.
Short Term Restorative Care (STRC) can help you complete everyday tasks and delay the need to enter long-term care.
But what exactly does that mean?
Services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry as well as personal care, domestic and cooking assistance and continence management. But get in touch with us and we’ll explain in more detail.
You may be able to receive STRC for up to eight weeks in your home and in the community. It all just depends on your care needs.
We need the help of a multidisciplinary team to get you started. These three health professionals are simply there to look after you and will be part of your short journey with us. Your GP or geriatrician will always be part of your team, plus two more. You can let us know what works for you.
Firstly, am I eligible?
To be eligible you must be an older person who:
- is run down after a recent illness
- is slowing down mentally, physically, or both
- needs help with everyday tasks
- wants to stay independent and out of long term, ongoing care.
But get in touch with us and we’ll explain in more detail.
How do I access Short Term Restorative Care?
To access STRC you are required to receive an aged care assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). If you are eligible, you will then need a VMCH flexible care agreement, including a care plan. This must be organised before you start receiving care from VMCH.