Services for Adults

Aboriginal Liaison & Access

CCHS engages with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to enhance access to culturally appropriate health and community services and improve health outcomes.

We can help with....

  • Advice and referral to other services
  • Advocacy and support
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Case Management

A number of case management and other specialist programs exist to provide assistance and support for people with complex health and wellbeing needs.

For further information about these programs please contact us on 9076 6666.

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Community Health Nursing

Community health nurses provide holistic health assessments and care for adults, families and carers in our community. Community health nurses advocate on behalf of clients to access services that are responsive, appropriate and available to meet clients' and/or carers' needs.

We can help with...

  • Advocacy and support
  • Information, advice and referral to other services
  • Interim case management
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Nutrition and Dietetics

Accredited practicing dietitians are qualified professionals who are skilled to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice.  Dietitians assist people to make informed and practical changes regarding their food and lifestyle.

We can help with...

  • Appropriate diet to manage and/or prevent heart disease and stroke
  • Diabetes management
  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Inappropriate food intake and meal patterns
  • Modified textured diets
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Renal disease
  • Weight management including weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

For more information about nutrition please click here

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with individuals and groups of people in their home and local community.

Occupational therapists focus on supporting people to maximise their independence and quality of life by developing and maintaining their ability to undertake everyday life activities safely and effectively.

These activities may include personal care such as showering and dressing, home management such as cooking and shopping, recreational, vocational and social activities.

We can help with...

  • Accessing equipment to assist daily living
  • Assessing current level of function
  • Making changes to the way tasks are undertaken to improve independence
  • Modifications to homes and other environments to assist function
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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment for wide range of physical health needs including painful conditions and challenges with movement and function. 

Physiotherapy may also include a focus on prevention of health issues and adoption of self management strategies.  Services may be provided in both group and individual settings.

Group therapy includes:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pilates

We can help with...

  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Back and neck pain, headaches and sciatica
  • Chest conditions - asthma, ongoing respiratory problems
  • Exercise prescription and advice
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Provision of equipment and mobility aids
  • Rehabilitation following surgery or injury
  • Treatment of painful conditions
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Physical Activity Programs

Regular physical activity has significant benefits for health and wellbeing. Just 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each day can improve health and reduce the risk of developing certain conditions or diseases. CCHS provides the following physical activity programs for adults:

Activate is an ongoing group exercise program aimed at supporting individuals to become more physically active. Activities involve using a range of equipment including treadmills, exercise bikes, weights and balance exercises. Participants attend two sessions per week at the Healthy Living Centre. For more information please click here

Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise conducted in a heated pool. The buoyancy of water lessens the pressure on your joints producing weightlessness that can help you perform exercises more easily, and may assist with managing pain and injury.

Strength Training is a series of exercises that work on the muscles, bones and joints using resistance to improve strength, functioning and balance. Strength Training offers participants the opportunity to improve strength and balance at their own pace in a supervised and social environment. After an initial assessment, participants can commence attending Strength Training two times per week on an ongoing basis at the Healthy Living Centre. For more information please click here


Please click here to access a map to the Healthy Living Centre
 

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Podiatry

Podiatrists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot problems. Where possible, people are assisted to implement self management strategies to maximise their foot health.  A medical referral is required to access podiatry services.

We can help with...

  • Custom made insoles
  • Diabetes related foot assessments
  • Foot health screening
  • Footwear assessment
  • General foot care (eg. treatment of toenails and removal of corns and callous)
  • Nail surgery
  • Wax bath clinics
  • Wound management

For more information about podiatry please click here

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Social Work, Counselling, Casework

Social workers and case workers provide professional counselling, casework and support regarding a wide range of emotional and social factors. The service is confidential.

We can help with...

  • Addiction management strategies (relating to substance abuse, gambling and compulsive behaviours)
  • Adjustment to illness
  • Advocacy and support
  • Custody and access
  • Emotional health and wellbeing (may include management of depression, anxiety, stress)
  • Housing options
  • Information and/or referral to other services
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Parenting skills
  • Relationship skills
  • Self esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Support and counselling regarding difficult life experiences (may include violence, assault, abuse)

For more information about counselling casework please click here

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Speech Pathology

Speech pathologists provide assessment, maintenance and review of clients living in the community who present with communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

We can help with...

  • Maintenance of texture modified diets/fluids
  • Minimising the risk of aspiration
  • Speech and language assessments
  • Swallowing assessment and management including videofluoroscopy procedures (X-Ray of swallowing)
  • Eduction and counselling to family and carers
  • Provision of alternative communication devices and strategies
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