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Understanding the Vital Role of Health Services for Older People

June 1, 20234 minute read

Australia is an ageing population – mostly due to increased life expectancy and declining fertility rates. And while a longer life expectancy is a wonderful thing, as the population ages, the need for health services for older people becomes increasingly important. As we age, we start to face a unique set of challenges, including chronic health conditions, mobility issues, and social isolation.

The good news is that preventative care and access to health services can help older people maintain their health and independence. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the importance of health services for older people.

Preventative Care: An Imperative for Australia's Ageing Population

Preventative care is crucial for older people to maintain their health and prevent or delay the onset of chronic conditions. Regular check-ups, screenings, vaccinations, and healthy lifestyle choices can all contribute to good health. It's beneficial for older people to have a relationship with a primary care physician or a dedicated health care centre that can monitor their health and provide preventative care. This can help catch health issues early on before they become more serious and difficult to treat.

How Anglicare is Breaking Barriers to Better Health

Yet access to health services can be a challenge for older people, especially those living in rural or remote areas, or those with mobility issues. Transportation, cost, and difficulty accessing certain locations can all prevent older people from receiving the care they need.

That’s why Anglicare provides a range of in-home nursing and allied health services, and a comprehensive Health Centre in Castle Hill. The Anglicare Health Centre provides essential healthcare services to our older population with a range of programs designed to meet the unique needs of older people, such as allied health services, mind and body programs, dementia care, nursing, domestic and personal assistance, and palliative care.

By offering a comprehensive range of healthcare services under one roof, our centre provides a holistic approach to healthcare. Clients can access a variety of services, including physiotherapy, dental care, podiatry, remedial massage, and nursing care all in one convenient location.

This approach saves clients time and effort, as they don’t have to travel to different locations for different services. Plus, our team of healthcare professionals work together to provide a cohesive treatment plan that addresses multiple health concerns at the same time. And, with a medical centre conveniently located next door, clients have access to a wide range of medical services and specialists at their fingertips.

The Anglicare Health Centre provides services such as:

  • Audiology
  • Dental
  • Exercise Physiology
  • GPs
  • Gym
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Pool
  • Physiotherapy
  • Remedial Massage Therapy

Access the Health Services You Deserve Today

By delivering comprehensive healthcare solutions, Anglicare Health Centre is making a significant impact in the lives of older people, ensuring they receive the care they need to age with dignity.

If you or a loved one require any of these services, we encourage you to visit the Anglicare Health Centre today. Commonwealth Home Support Programme funding can be used to pay for our services. You can also pay for services privately if you do not have any funding.

Find out more about our in-home nursing and allied health services here. Don't wait to take charge of your health and well-being - let our team of compassionate healthcare professionals provide you with the support you need to age comfortably and happily.

Anglicare acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original and ongoing custodians of the lands and waters on which we live and work.

Inspired by the gospel of reconciliation in Jesus Christ, Anglicare's vision for reconciliation is a nation in which Australia's First Peoples are restored in dignity, respect, empowerment and opportunity.