Caulfield Community Rehabilitation - Home-Based Service

Staff

Description of Service

The Home-Based program provides clients with short-term, intensive, home-based rehabilitation for a maximum period of 8 weeks.

The program assists clients who are having difficulty performing their daily activities following an accident, injury or medical condition.

There are no fees charged for this service.

The home-based team includes:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Neuropsychology 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Residents must reside in the following council areas:
    • Glen Eira
    • Port Phillip
    • Stonnington
    • Bayside (North of South Road).
  • Live at home,hostel or SRS which is suitable for the provision of a rehabilitation service.
  • Be medically stable and have a local GP responsible for their medical care.
  • Must have had a recent illness, injury, or medical event resulting in a change in level of functioning.
  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Be able to actively participate in a rehabilitation program.
  • Have home-based rehabilitation goals.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

  • Individuals who are able to travel into a facility for rehabilitation.  Being unable to afford transport or not having own transport does not make individuals eligible.
  • Individuals who have cognitive deficits or psychiatric conditions rendering them unable to participate or benefit from the program.
  • Individuals who require ongoing maintenance therapy for chronic conditions.
  • Referrals for home modifications only will not be accepted.
  • Individuals who require an occasional session of therapy post hospital discharge to check safety concerns or equipment.
  • Individuals living in a nursing home.

Department Files

General Information

Phone/Fax
Referrals are made through Caulfield Access.

Telephone: 9076 6776
Fax: 9076 6773

Referrals are accepted from:
• General practitioners
• Medical, Nursing or Allied health Professionals

Self-referrals are not accepted

Location
Ashley Ricketson Centre
260 Kooyong Road
Caulfield 3162

Hours Of Service
Monday to Friday
8:30 – 5:00