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HEALTHLINK Allied Health Services

for the older person

HEALTHLINK offers allied health services to older people living in the community and to low care residents of Australian Government funded residential aged care facilities.

HEALTHLINK allied health services are available to individuals or groups and are focussed on the recovery or improving capability to manage everyday tasks and enhance overall wellbeing, to recover or maintain a level of independence that will support capacity to remain either at home, within the community or in low level residential care.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 12noon

LOCATION

 

138 Reservoir Road
Modbury.  SA.  5092.

Ph: (08) 8264 8300
Fax: (08) 8264 0133

SERVICES AVAILABLE AT MODBURY

  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy Groups
  • Falls and Prevention Groups
  • Tai Chi Groups
  • Remedial Massage Therapy

Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Remedial Massage Therapy, Falls and Prevention and Balance Groups (including Tai Chi) are therapies that provide fitness and restorative exercise and support to improve mobility, strength and balance or to assist your recovery or maintain your physical ability. 

Our group sessions are also ideal social opportunities to not only improve your health and wellbeing but to also enjoy meeting new people, or sharing therapy with friends.

Information sessions are held periodically.  These cover a variety of health and community service information for elderly people.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • You are 65 years and over, or identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person over 50 years of age.
  • You would benefit from our services to assist you to improve or maintain your independence and mobility.
  • You think the therapy services will help you to remain in your current living situation for as long as possible.
  • Unpaid fulltime carers of eligible clients may also be eligible.

IS A REFERRAL NEEDED?

No.  Clients can self-refer or be referred by family or friends

While it is not necessary, to support us to provide you with the highest possible care and attention we value your bringing a referral when you visit us for the first time.   You can ask your doctor to provide you with a referral, or we can do this on your behalf when you have your first appointment with us.

WHO CAN REFER TO HEALTHLINK SERVICES?

  • My Aged Care, Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs)
  • General Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Geriatricians
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Workers
  • Self, Family and Friends can Refer

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Your first visit will be a double appointment and will include a comprehensive assessment for $30.00.  Subsequent visits will cost between $7 and $20 depending on the service. 

The services provided by HEALTHLINK Allied Health Services are subsidised by the Australian Government for eligible attendees.  All clients using government funded therapy and services are encouraged to contribute to the subsidised cost.  However, if you feel you are unable to contribute to the cost please speak with our Administration Assistant for a Financial Assessment.

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Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the Australian Government Department of Health Website (http://www.australia.gov.au/directories/australia/health) for more information.

Although funding for this, The Salvation Army HEALTHLINK Allied Health Services has been provided by the Australian Government, that material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.