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:
- In-Home Physiotherapy
- ACFI accreditation support
- Introduction to Physiotherapy
- Mobility assessments and reviews
- Outcome-based Physiotherapy approaches
- Exercise programs for groups
- Manual handling training for staff
- Pain management
- Falls prevention programs
- Physiotherapy focussed on Parkinson’s Disease
- Rehabilitation after hospital admissions
- Care planning with families
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.
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.