Seniors Health Services and Aged Care

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As we grow older, our health needs change but that doesn’t mean the level of care we receive should.

At Hyde and Partners we provide in-depth care for our Aged Care and Senior patients.

Over 75 health assessments

These health assessments are in-depth reviews for clients aged 75 years or over. They provide a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable of amenable to interventions in order to improve health and/or quality of life.

They also identify factors that influence health status such as physical, psychological and social functioning.

OVER 75 HEALTH ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Patient history and examinations (BP, u/a, weight and waist measurements)
  • Overall assessment of the patient’s health
  • Recommending appropriate interventions
  • Providing advice and information
  • Assessment of medications, including administration and storage;
  • Assessment of continence status
  • Assessment of immunisation status (including influenza and pneumonia)
  • Assessment of physical function and daily activities
  • Assessment of fall status and risk
  • Assessment of nutritional status and identification of needs for assistance (eg. Meals on Wheels)
  • Assessment of the patient’s psychological functioning (mini mental state exam)
  • An assessment of social functioning
  • Advanced Directives and Medical Power of Attorney discussions, including relevant documents
  • Identification of any need for Community Services with referral as appropriate

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Advice on medications
  • Immunisations
  • Health and fitness
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Nutritional needs
  • Referrals to specialist care where required

UPDATE: There have been PBS changes from 1 June 2020 regarding opioid prescribing. Please book with your regular GP to discuss how these changes will affect you.

Coronavirus Health Alert

As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, we’re now offering face-to-face appointments.

To comply with the SA Government Emergency Management direction, we have a COVID-Safe Plan and require anyone attending the clinic to scan the QR code or register their details.

We continue to observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. Please refer to the SA Health website for a list of COVID-19 clinics and testing centres. If you are uncertain, please book a telephone consult with your GP, who will discuss and arrange a test if necessary.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov