A range of allied health services to help with mobility, health and wellbeing for seniors living at home. We service Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland.

Allied Health Services

A range of services to help with your mobility, health, and wellbeing

Our range of allied health services are designed to increase your independence by providing care and support for your health and wellbeing issues, from advice about transitioning to aged care or managing diabetes through to installing hand rails in your home or treating a shoulder injury.

Together, we’ll create a personalised care plan that takes into account your specific needs, and work together to provide you with a suite of services that improve your mobility and wellbeing.

Whether you need assistance for a short time or ongoing weekly support, Ozcare can help.

Assessment for mobility, environment and home modification

If you’re experiencing difficulty keeping your balance or moving around your home, our allied health team can help you find the best ways to keep you safe and mobile.

This can include:

  • Adding hand rails or making safety modifications to your home
  • Attending group programs such as Find Your Feet to prevent falls and improve balance
  • Referrals for the use of equipment and aids such as ramps, toilet aids, shower chairs and wheelie walkers

Assessment for aids and equipment

Our team of health professionals conduct assessments in your home and community to advise you about different products that can help you remain independent in your home.

We provide you with a referral and in some cases help you to access state government funding for subsided aids and equipment. Read more about the Queensland Government’s medical aids funding programs.

The aids and equipment we refer include:

  • Mobility aids such as wheelchairs and wheelie walkers
  • Daily living aids such as hoists and shower chairs
  • Continence aids

Social work

If you need help with adjusting to changes in your life, or are having difficulties with illness, injury or relationships, our social workers can help you with education, advice and support.

There are many reasons why you might want to speak with a social worker:

  • Adjusting to a recently diagnosed illness, treatment or injury
  • End of life support such as dealing with grief or concerns about death or dying
  • Carer issues such as stress, burden or crisis
  • Elder abuse including self-neglect
  • Family conflict that interferes with medical treatment or recovery
  • Transition into aged care facilities including the application process
  • Financial concerns, mental health and legal issues

Diabetes and weight management

Our team of health professionals can help you with the challenges of living with diabetes such as maintaining a healthy weight and keeping health problems at bay. We work with you to find the best solutions and methods of support that you can make part of your everyday life.

Services include:

  • Assessment
  • Education and group programs
  • Dietitian services

Pain management and symptom control

If you’re having difficulty managing symptoms associated with a chronic disease, or are in pain, our allied health team can work with you to assess ways to manage your symptoms in a way that best fits your lifestyle.

Services include:

  • Assessment
  • Education and group programs
  • Exercise programs
  • Social work
  • Therapy, including massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture
  • TENS
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Referrals to clinics

Coping strategies for stress, anxiety and depression

Helps seniors and those living with chronic illness to improve their health and wellbeing through education and exercise programs.


Costs & Eligibility

Our home aged care services are available to seniors over the age of 65, (or over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders).

The cost of your services will be determined by your eligibility for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or a Home Care Package (HCP). Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay anything at all. In some cases, you will be asked to pay a co-payment of $15 per hour. 

If you’re not eligible for CHSP or a home care package, you can still access allied health services through Medicare, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and privately funded services; where you meet the full cost of care yourself.

Read more about costs and eligibility.

Availability

We provide services all over Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Far North Queensland. Find your nearest branch and the services they offer using our ‘locate a service’ finder.


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