Newcastle and Hunter Community Health

Delivering in-home allied health care and clinical care throughout the Hunter

Newcastle and Hunter Community Health delivers in-home allied health care and clinical care to meeting the growing needs of the region.

Our expertise in supporting older Australians and people with a disability meet their individual health and lifestyle objectives is at the heart of what we do.

Demand for in-home allied health care and clinical care is on the rise as a demographic shift due to the post World War II baby boom sees that cohort enter the 75+ aged bracket in 2021.

The Hunter New England Local Health District also has close to 20,000 participants receiving support under the NDIS, the highest level of regional participation across NSW.

Newcastle and Hunter Community Health is well-placed to deliver trusted, coordinated in-home support from our team of Registered Nurses and allied health professionals.

In-home allied health care

Newcastle and Hunter Community Health deliver occupational therapy to support people of all ages with health concerns or a physical disability to complete the everyday tasks necessary to take part in daily life.

Our fully qualified Occupational Therapists work to identify strengths and challenges to help maintain, regain, or improve independence.

Strategies can include the introduction of specialist equipment, guidance to alter techniques for completing specific tasks, assessing the physical environment, and making safety improvements in and around the home.

We offer a mobile occupational therapy service in any setting to those receiving Government funding and self-funded individuals.

Occupational therapy is guided by initial and repeated assessments. Our OTs focus on individual and environmental abilities and problems related to activities in daily life.

Our assessments include the use of standardised procedures, interviews, and observations in a variety of settings and in consultation with carers.

The results of the assessment are the basis of the plan which includes short and long-term aims of treatment. The plan reflects development stage, habits, roles, lifestyle preferences, and the environment. Planning will also take into consideration the training needs of other providers involved in an individual’s care.

In-home clinical services

Our clinical services are provided by Registered Nurses accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and include:

  • comprehensive clinical assessment, monitoring, and care planning
  • wound care assessment and monitoring
  • continence assessment and monitoring
  • catheter care and catheter changes including suprapubic catheters (SPCs), indwelling and intermittent catheters
  • stomal care
  • gastrostomy (PEG) changes, education and trouble shooting
  • education with a focus on health promotion to clients and their carers
  • planning and liaison with multidisciplinary teams
  • mental health coordination of services and ongoing support
  • escort to and attendance at medical appointments
  • assistance with monitoring skin conditions and pressure area prevention and care
  • assistance managing chronic diseases
  • diabetes care, management, training, and support
  • end of life care
  • assistance with medication.

We can also provide a large range of healthcare, medical supplies, and mobility equipment.

Contact us to find out more

If you or a loved one could benefit from in-home allied health care or clinical care to improve or maintain functional capacity and physical health, please contact our team today.

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