Ancillary & Other Services

Allied Health Care Services available

Podiatry

A Podiatrist visits the facility every six weeks. Our specialist foot care nurse will assess the needs of the resident and organize podiatry appointments as necessary. This service is provided by the facility.

Speech Pathology

A speech pathologist is available on a needs basis to assess resident’s individual needs in relation speech / & associated swallowing disorders. This service is provided by the facility.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy referrals are made as needs arise.

Dietitian

A dietitian visits the facility regularly to assess resident’s individual needs in relation to diet, dietary supplements etc.  Specific diets are catered for.

Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist visits the facility regularly to assess resident’s needs and implement a therapy program for the resident. The therapy program is facilitated by a therapy aid Monday to Friday. Hydrotherapy programs are available to residents.  Our aim will be to where possible, restore / maintain movement / mobility and relieve physical discomfort.

Other Services Available

Specialist Services

Residents may access a range of “specialist health services” on site including Radiology, Pathology, Eye Clinic, Palliative Care, Surgical Facilities (for residents with Private Health Insurance or DVA gold card holders)

On site Specialist Medical Centre provides access to Medical Practitioners specialising in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Orthopedics.

Offsite services including medical specialists, ophthalmic services, dental services and hearing service can be arranged as needed.

Medical Emergency Team

In the event of an emergency when we cannot access your own Doctor, we are able to access the Contracted Medical Officers (CMO’s) servicing St Vincents Private Hospital.

A 24hour Medical Emergency Team is available to respond to calls for residents with potentially life threatening illnesses. The team will assess the resident and implement appropriate management strategies which may or may not require a transfer to hospital.

Pharmacy

Residents’ pharmaceuticals are supplied in a Webster Pack System through APHS Pharmacy located on site.  APHS provides an annual medication review for all residents.  Consultation with the pharmacist regarding medication regimes can be arranged on request.

Complementary Therapies

Aromatherapy is offered to enhance the well being of residents. Staff are trained in the application of aromatherapy. Permission is required prior to commencing therapy.

Friends Coffee Lounge & Tea Room

The “Friends” Coffee Lounge is located adjacent to the main entry of St Vincents Private Hospital on Dalley Street and the Tea Room is located to the left inside the Avondale Avenue entrance to the hospital.

Internal access is available to both areas via the hospital link.

The “Friends” Coffee Lounge serves a range of light meals, gourmet sandwiches, rolls, cakes coffee and teas. Also available are gifts, cards, newspapers & magazines, flowers, confectionery and some toiletries. Opening hours are 8am-5pm weekdays, and 10am-2pm Saturday, closed Sunday and public holidays.

The Tea Room is open weekdays 9.30am-3.00pm.

Relatives are welcome to use these facilities when visiting, either for time out for themselves or to share time with residents.

A trolley from the “Friends” visits the home each week and regular purchases of sweets, magazines and a small range of toiletries, can be arranged by advising the Office Administrator.

Hairdresser

You may wish to take advantage of our hairdressing service that is available each week. Haircuts (ladies & gents), perms, color, shampoo, set/blow dry are available. Appointments can be made by contacting the Nursing staff, Activity staff or the Office Administrator.

Accommodation for Relatives

On-site overnight accommodation is available for a small fee at Carinya Cottage.

Accreditation

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Accreditation

St Josephs has been accredited since March 2000 by the Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency. St Josephs continues to receive a 3 year Accreditation status and is currently accredited until March 2015. The home has a strong commitment to its quality improvement program and prides itself in the success of its Accreditation history.

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+61 2 66279356

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