Community Health

Information about Occupational Therapy services within Monash Health Community. 

Aged and Community Care Team (Cardinia Casey, Dandenong)

The Aged and Community Care Program is a primary community-based resource which provides an inter-disciplinary service to support frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers’. The program aims to keep the client independent within their community, proactively promoting health and independence, and self-management whilst assisting with timely interventions to prevent deterioration, and admission to hospital or residential care. The interventions will be client and family centred, and should reflect culturally sensitive practice. They may occur in the client’s own home, or at the centre.

The purpose of the Aged and Community Care Program is to assist people whose lives are impacted by ill-health or frailty, and those who care for them, to live fulfilling and healthy lives safely in their own home environment. An initial broader needs assessment will be undertaken and a plan made with the client outlining the services to be provided.

Individual and group based programs are available and a range of different clinical services are available. Treatment may be at either of our centres or may occur in the client’s own home or another community venue.

Home Based Allied Health (Parkdale)

The Home based Allied Health (Parkdale) program is an in-home allied health program which provides a holistic assessment and individualised treatment plan for frail, older people and people with disabilities who are housebound.

What does Occupational Therapy offer?

Home based assessment and intervention provided, funding applications (SWEP) for equipment and home modifications, pressure care, aids and equipment assessment and prescription e.g. wheelchairs, scooters, beds, seating, hoists. Prescription and training included, home safety/ falls prevention, cognitive decline, community access training, carer education.

Home based assessments and interventions are provided. Client centred goals and interventions are established within the client’s home. Occupation based language is used with clients and in written documentation which reinforces the professions unique focus on occupation.

Referrals

For 65 years and over My Age Care (MAC)

For under 65 referral to intake and access. HACC eligibility – People aged 18-65 with a disability or long term impairment living in the City of Greater Dandenong.

Defined Point of Access

Phone

1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273) OPTION 4

Fax

9554 9221

For further information

Casey Cardinia Aged and Community Care

Monash Health Service page

Home Based Allied Health

Monash Health Service page

Monash Aged Living

Go to monashagedliving.com

My Aged Care link

DHHS information for health professionals