Home and Centre Based Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation helps people to maintain or return to their daily life activities, fulfil meaningful roles, improve independence and maximise their well-being. It benefits a person experiencing limitations in everyday functioning due to a change in their health condition. This could be because of events such as stroke, major surgery, or the progression of chronic disease.
Monash Health’s rehabilitation services are time-limited, goal-focused and tailored to each person. A care plan is negotiated with the client and their carer(s) and may include therapy at home, at one of our centres and or tele-rehab consultations.
General Rehabilitation (individual) – One on one session for clients with diagnoses including musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, falls and mobility issues.
Group Rehabilitation – Group sessions for Cardiac Rehabilitation, PulmonaryRehabilitation, Falls and Balance, Hip and Knee, and Aquatic Physiotherapy clients.
Rehabilitation in the Home(RITH) – The program provides a short term therapy delivered in the client’s home or local community sites.
Tele-rehab or tele-consultations – Some clients may be offered the option of tele-rehab or telehealth consultations. Telehealth allows people to get rehabilitation services using video calls. This is done on a secure platform which can be accessed online or by phone.
Home-based Rehabilitation Services – home-based therapy is for clients who are physically unable to attend the centre, or those whose rehabilitation goals are predominantly home-based.
- The client lives or works within the Monash Health catchment (Call 1300 3 iCARE or 1300 342273 for more information)
- Home-based services can only be to clients living in the Monash Health catchment (Call 1300 3 iCARE or 1300 342273 for more information)
- The client is medically stable and able to participate in a rehabilitation program
- The client’s overall ability to manage daily life has been affected by a recent health event that resulted in significant changes
- Clients are required to have functional rehabilitation goals.
- Where a client is being discharged from a hospital, the referrer is responsible for planning and implementing a safe discharge for the client including an Occupational Therapist home assessment and provision of equipment where necessary
- Services may not be provided if there is a risk to the worker’s safety through client/carer behaviour or the environment
- Clients are responsible for their own transport to appointments. Parking arrangements are different at each site. Please discuss parking options when you make your first appointment
- Community Rehabilitation does not provide primary rehabilitation support for mental health, drug or alcohol dependencies
Our interdisciplinary team is made up of the following health care specialists:
- Rehabilitation Doctors
- Allied Health Assistants
- Exercise Physiologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech Pathologists
SACS Access and Intake
T: 13003 iCARE (1300 342 273) PRESS OPTION5
F: 9554 9151
Note: Please refer pulmonary rehabilitation clients directly to the Community Rehabilitation Centre closest to where they live
F: 9594 7631 (Clayton)
F: 5990 6277 (Cranbourne)
F: 5941 0542 (Pakenham)
F: 8558 9060 (Springvale)
F: 9265 2770 (Kingston)