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. We are watching the situation in Victoria, ACT, and NSW closely.

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

If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or loss of sense of smell or taste, please book a telephone consult with a GP first so that an appropriate safe review can be arranged.

For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments will continue to be available for eligible patients (please see below).

The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has 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), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.

Please be assured that our clinic is COVID-19 safe, and we remain prepared to transition back to telephone triage of all consults should COVID-19 threat levels increase.