At Wimmera Health Care Group, Community Health refers to a range of health care options which come under a range of titles including allied health, primary care and community rehabilitation and Community Options to to name a few.
Allied Health resources are based in the Arapiles Building at Wimmera Health Care Group. The services available include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Social Work
- Dental and Prosthetic Clinic
Community Options operates out of the Wimmera Uniting Care Building in Baillie Street (opposite May Park). It offers a large range of case management and respite programs. For more information, click here.
Primary Care refers to a range of acute/sub-acute non admitted and community bases services which are delivered to the wider community. One of the terms used in primary care is Health Independence Programs. These include a range of programs such as :
- Sub-acute Ambulatory Care Services (CRC and Specialist Clinics)
- Post Acute Care (PAC)
- Complex Care (HARP)
- Residential in Reach (RIR)
Community Rehabilitation is refered to as CRC and provides an inter-disciplinary rehabiliation service, which extends and complements inpatient services. Delivered in the home, community and in the hospital. Programs include:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Individual Programs/Joint Class
- Gait and Balance Group
- Strength and Resistance
- Stroke Care/Education
- Diebetes Education
There are also support groups, Lung Support and Dementia Support.
Specialist clinics provide speciliast assessment, diagnoses, intervention, management, education, advice and support to clients with specific conditions.
- Falls and Balance
- Memory (CDAMS)
- Continence. Continence Services is broken down into Specialist Continence and Stoma Clinic.
Complex Care Co-ordination has a primary focus on reducing the demand of clients with chronic disease and complex needs on the acute hospital system. Services include:
- Complex Care Co-ordination
- Clinical Physiology
- Respiratory Educator
- Allied Health
- Chronic Heart Failure Group
- Pain Management Group
To speak to the intake worker regarding any of these programs, please call 5381 9115.
Wimmera Hospice Care
Wimmera Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care services covering the Horsham, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack and West Wimmera Shires. A team of expert nurses support people living in the community with a life limiting illness, as well as supporting their family and carers. The hospital has an inpatient palliative care bed. The team can be contacted on 5381 9363.
Community Health/Health Promotion
Community Health and Health Promotion covers a wide range of programs run either by Wimmera Health Care Group or in partnership with a range of other local agencies, including health agencies, schools and local government. The community health team can be contacted on 5362 1241.
The District Nursing service provides in-home nursing and treatment by nursing staff. Services include administering medications or injections, wound care, medication supervision and personal care.
The Day Centre offers a welcoming, supportive environment, helping frail, socially isolated older people and people with dementia and/or disabilities to maintain personal independence and provide support for their carers. Day Centre operates from 9am to 3pm Mon - Fri. Transport to and from the Day Centre is provided. A meal is provided as part of the activities each day. A small fee applies to cover transport and meal expenses.