The Alfred Health Community Rehabilitation Program (AHCRP) is a specialised rehabilitation service for adults who have recently experienced a change in their health.
What we do
We help people to maximise what they can do at home and in the community.
We offer goal oriented therapy for patients:
- at home
- in the local community
- at our Rehabilitation Centre at Caulfield Hospital
We provide individual and group therapy conducted by members of our experienced team:
- occupational therapy
- speech therapy
- social work
- allied health assistant
- community health nursing
- rehabilitation doctor
We can help you with:
- mobility, balance and strength
- independence and safety at home, at work and in the community
- communication and swallowing
- family and carer support
- access to community services
- coping at home
- brain function
- nutrition and eating
- health education
Who we care for
Our service is available to adults (18 years and over) who are medically stable and live in the:
- City of Glen Eira
- City of Stonnington
- City of Port Phillip
- City of Bayside (North of South Rd)
What to expect
Once we have received a referral for you, we will contact you to make an appointment.
At your first appointment, we will work with you to understand your goals for rehabilitation, your strengths, abilities and needs.
Our Community Rehabilitation team will then work in partnership with you and your family and friends to help you achieve a set of goals, set by you and the team together. The amount of therapy you will receive will depend on your goals and progress.
Commonly asked questions
There is a small cost per visit. Services will not be denied if you are unable to pay.
How to access this service
Contact us directly
Caulfield Access is responsible for intake, information and referral processing for a wide range of community and ambulatory services.
Family, carers, case managers and patients can contact Caulfield Access to access our services.
Once a referral has been received, a Care Coordinator will phone the patient to discuss their needs and organise appropriate services. The Care Coordinator will provide the patient with their phone number. Patients are encouraged to contact the Care Coordinator if they have any concerns.
To make a referral
Call the Caulfield Access Unit on (03) 9076 6776
If you are 65 years or over (50 years or over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), make a referral via My Aged Care.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
What to wear for rehabilitation or exercise classes
- Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit
- Well-fitting, closed-toe styled shoes with firm grip soles. Do not wear open back, slip-on slippers
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Alfred Health Community Rehabilitation Program Brochure (Greek)
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Alfred Health Community Rehabilitation Program Brochure (Italian)
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Alfred Health Community Rehabilitation Program Brochure (Russian)
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