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.

SA GOVERNMENT FREE FLU VACCINATIONS

We are aware that the South Australian Government has announced free flu vaccinations will be available for all people from 28th May 2022 until 30th June 2022. We are currently engaging with the Government to secure additional flu vaccines. Due to limited supply, we ask that you remain patient. We will update our website and open additional online appointments as stock becomes available. Please refrain from calling our clinic in relation to this and refer to our website.

HAVE YOU TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID-19?

If you have recently tested positive to COVID-19, please read this patient information.

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Before calling our clinic or booking an appointment with your GP, please take a moment to read through these Frequently Asked Questions. They have been developed to help answer some general questions you might have about COVID-19.

Coronavirus Health Alert

The threat level of COVID-19 in South Australia is escalated. For the safety of our patients and staff, we encourage telephone appointments (where possible).

If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be time-limited, and we request that all patients wear a face mask while in the clinic.

We have a COVID-19 triage process in place, and you may be requested to wait outside or in your vehicle.

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

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, 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 respiratory clinics and testing centres.

If you are unwell and have respiratory symptoms, please ask for a telephone appointment with a GP, and a safe review will be arranged.

The Government has restricted Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has COVID-19 and/or is a close contact and is required to quarantine or isolate under a state directive, or where there is an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e., the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), children aged under 12 months, or patients who are homeless. Please be aware that a private fee may be incurred for telephone or video consults.