Day Patient Rehabilitation Services
Day Rehabilitation Program is suitable if you have established rehabilitation needs but do not need the support of inpatient medical or nursing care. You may have stayed with us as an inpatient or have been referred to one of our Specialists from your GP. Joining our Day Rehabilitation program is easy. A request can be made by:
- Surgeon or physician
- General Practitioner
- Allied Health Professional
Call the Rehabilitation Unit on 02 6361 6570 and our staff will be happy to assist.
On admission to the Day Rehabilitation program you will be assessed by the Rehabilitation Specialist and therapists. An individually tailored rehabilitation program will be established with the goal of optimising your level of independence and functional recovery. Your participation in this program will be expected to the best of your ability.
Tours of the unit can also be arranged, call 02 6361 6570 to arrange.
- Highly trained staff
- Well equipped gym and hydrotherapy pool
- Close proximity to the city
- Pleasant leafy surrounds
- Patient Dining Room - Tea and coffee making facilities are available to all patients in this area. A light lunch will be provided.
All of the hospital’s services have been designed to meet each patient’s individual needs.
See Information for Day Rehabilitation Patients, for more information.
Our rehabilitation programs
We have four major programs:
- Total hip replacements and revisions
- Surgery for fractured hip
- Total knee replacements and revisions
- Other orthopaedic surgery
- Multi-trauma, including fractures
- Acute Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Severe soft tissue injury or disease
- Following an acute episode of illness or undergone a surgical procedure with subsequent deterioration in functional ability
Our Day programs are directed by a Rehabilitation Specialist, with the physiotherapists implementing treatment to enable patients to achieve the highest level of ability and functional independence.
Physiotherapists prescribe treatment aimed at achieving the highest levels of physical functioning. Programs are developed to suit the needs of each patient. This includes assessment and intervention aimed at improving muscle strength, joint range, body balance, posture and independence in activities of daily living. Patients are under continual supervision and review.
Resources and information are provided to assist patients and their families to make informed decisions regarding their future care, rehabilitation and other needs.
Warm water exercises may be employed to strengthen the muscles and improve balance and gait. Our hydrotherapy pool includes the benefit of a spa, allowing exercises to be carried out whilst walking against jets of water. The pool is designed to allow easy access by means of a gentle slope into the water, which can make wheelchair access possible. The physiotherapist supervises all pool sessions.
OTHER ALLIED HEALTH
Your day program is designed to achieve the highest level of independence. If required your day program may also include intervention from an occupational therapist, social worker and/or dietician.
How are accounts paid?
If your hospital program is covered by private health insurance or Veterans' Affairs, the account will be sent directly to the relevant organisation. If it is covered by Workers' Compensation or transport accident schemes, approval must be sought to your admission.
Should a patient wish to pay for their treatment independently, the fee structure will be explained before commencement.
What to Bring:
The following type of clothing is recommended
- Day clothes that are loose fitting eg t – shirts, shorts tracksuits
- Outdoor shoes (walking shoes)
Your program will be specifically tailored to your needs and may include two physiotherapy services and on hydrotherapy session each day.
CareWest offers subsidised local transport – 1300CareWest.
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