Physiotherapy

Australia's aging population relies on specialist aged care physiotherapy services.

With Australia’s aging population, specialist aged care physiotherapy services are becoming more critical.

Physiotherapy can involve pain management, physical rehabilitation and exercise therapy, tailored to individual needs, and helps improve a person’s ability to move, function and manage pain. It is used to assess and treat people with a variety of health conditions.

With many musculoskeletal conditions related to or exacerbated by aging, aged care physiotherapists are required to help older people maintain and improve their quality of life by reducing pain and increasing mobility and independence.

Aged Care Rehabilitation Services (ACRS) is a dedicated provider of physiotherapy services to all sectors of aged care. Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists work within nursing homes, retirement villas (independent living units) and also deliver in home care, to assist seniors to manage pain and movement challenges.

All our Physiotherapists have a special interest in aging and geriatric care, and are registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Our Physiotherapists can help provide support with:


Mobility assessments and reviews

Mobility assessments conducted by a physiotherapist are an essential part of a holistic aged care approach. Both mobility and balance can deteriorate with age and certain health conditions.

Our experienced physiotherapists can assess and review aspects of mobility including in patients who are experiencing musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or neurological conditions. Mobility assessments and reviews including measuring aspects of body functions including muscle strength, joint mobility, fitness and balance.

As an outcome of a mobility assessment, an exercise program or other interventions can be designed to improve movement and independence.


Pain management

Chronic, long term pain is a critical issue for many older people that can impact on every aspect of their life. Focussed pain management for chronic health conditions in older patients, as well as management of post-operative pain, can help decrease discomfort and distress and improve physical and mental wellbeing, function and mobility.

Our AHPRA-registered physiotherapists help diagnose and address chronic pain by developing evidence-based care plans to treat pain resulting from chronic conditions, resulting in better wellbeing and quality of life for clients.


Falls prevention programs

Serious injury or death resulting from falls is a serious threat due to older people, due to a loss of balance, strength and certain conditions. Implementing a robust falls prevention program in your aged care facility is an intervention that can make a profound difference to client outcomes.

By developing programmed approaches to falls prevention that include clinical assessment, education, environmental modification and exercise programs, our physiotherapists aim to reduce the likelihood and severity of injuries from falls. 

Aged Care Funding

The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)

The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is used to measure the level of care each aged care resident needs to allocate an Australian Government subsidy to providers to care for the residents in areas including Activities of Daily Living, Behaviour and Complex Health Care. 

It is considered an essential funding tool to help deliver the highest quality aged care. ACRS can help your facility maximise your government funding to provide the best quality allied health aged care services, delivering quality of life for your residents.

What is the ACFI?

The Australian Government subsidises a large proportion of the costs of running approved residential aged care homes. The amount of subsidy paid is based on your assessments of the residents’ ongoing care needs.

 

How does the ACFI work?

The ACFI consists of 12 questions about a resident’s assessed care needs, and two diagnostic sections. Needs are classified under the 3 funding domains of:

  • activities of daily living (ADL)
  • behaviour (BEH)
  • complex health care (CHC)

Pain Management

Chronic Pain in Residential Aged Care

Chronic pain in residential aged care patients is a significant health issue which can severely impact quality of life.  

Our qualified allied healthcare providers are experienced at managing pain through evidence-based practices which can decrease discomfort and distress and improve physical and mental wellbeing for residents. 

 Our providers develop evidence-based care plans to manage chronic pain, including in patients with dementia, brain damage, or a brain injury. 

Manual Handling

Manual Handling Training

Manual handling training helps your residential care team safely assist your patients, while preventing injuries to themselves and your residents. 

Our physiotherapists can deliver dedicated manual handling training for aged care to your team, helping them learn essential skills for manual handling, through a combination of theory and practice. 

This is highly recommended training to reduce risk and prevent injuries in your aged care facility.

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about us

We founded ACRS with a vision to provide Australian seniors within Perth metropolitan areas a much needed, effective, rehabilitation focussed and affordable Physiotherapy and Allied Health Services within a residential aged care facility and at their own homes. We are proudly Western Australian-based, delivering local aged care health services directly into our community.

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