March 5, 2019

Happy at Home

Spotlight on allied health services helping people remain at home.

Case study:
Louisa turns 96 in July and lives independently in her own home.  Louisa started receiving both occupational therapy and physiotherapy services over 5 years ago. During this time, these services have provided important support structures to assist Louisa to maintain her
independence and safety.

Since receiving allied health services, Louisa’s dedicated occupational therapists have prescribed light weight walkers, pressure care cushions, a shower chair and rubber backed carpet mats.  They also organised shower and toilet grab rails to be installed and supported Louisa to increase her independence in meal preparation.

Louisa also accessed a physiotherapy home visit services.  The physiotherapists worked with Louisa to educate her on exercises that treated pain and improved mobility. In addition, for the past 3 years, Louisa has been attending Balance and Strength Classes with her peers.  These classes help Louisa to improve her fitness by increasing strength and mobility to help prevent falls. The classes are also a great community outing where friendships are formed.

A multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals help older adults to safely do the things they want to do, including remaining in their homes.

At Recovery Station, our allied health professionals are passionate about
providing the best client centred services to our clients to ensure they are empowered to live a quality life.

For more information on Recovery Station’s Aged Care services, please call 1300 588 851.