Nursing and Allied Health Support

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Nursing and Allied Health

Anglicare Southern Queensland’s in-home nursing and allied health services are designed to offer compassionate and professional care within the comfort of the client’s home. Our qualified team provide a range of essential health services to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Nursing

Our nursing team is here for clients needing assistance to maintain their health and wellness at home. Nursing services we can provide include:

  • medication management and administration
  • health checks and assessments
  • implementation of care plans
  • wound care and wound clinic referrals
  • management of tuberculosis in the community
  • dementia care
  • palliative care
  • assistance with allied health referrals.

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Wound care

As part of our wound care services, our experienced nurses can provide treatment in the comfort of the client’s home for acute and chronic wounds including:

  • leg and foot ulcers
  • pressure injuries
  • post-surgical wounds
  • pilonidial sinuses or abscesses
  • fungating wounds
  • swollen legs
  • abrasions, cuts and skins tears
  • stoma care and management.

Our wound clinics are also available by GP or nurse referral to treat more chronic conditions. 

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Dementia care

We offer a range of services to support clients living with dementia and their carers. Some of these include: 

  • domestic assistance, such as cleaning and meal preparation
  • hygiene and personal care assistance
  • nursing support to help manage physical and behaviour changes and medication
  • allied health services
  • connecting with other specialist dementia services and doctors to provide information and advice
  • day respite care
  • spiritual and pastoral care.
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Palliative care

Anglicare offers holistic care to help people with a life-limiting illness to live well at home, for as long as possible. Some of these services include:

  • nurse support to manage pain, medications and other symptoms
  • hygiene and personal care assistance​​
  • allied health services to assist with equipment and management of symptoms, such as breathlessness and loss of appetite
  • liaise with specialist palliative services, GP’s and other healthcare professionals to support all physical, emotional, and cultural dimensions
  • end-of-life care
  • spiritual and pastoral care.
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Allied health

Anglicare Southern Queensland offers a range of allied health services in the home to promote and enable clients to live longer, more healthy, happy and active lives, and maintain their independence at home.

Occupational therapy​

Occupational therapy promotes health and wellbeing through daily tasks and household chores, to leisure activities and more. ​

Some of the services our occupational therapists can provide include:​

  • improve home access or liveability, including ramps, grab rails or other modifications​
  • education on how to prevent falls​
  • information about personal alarms and how to use them​
  • recommendations about useful equipment, including over toilet frames, shower chairs, wheelchairs, hoists and other smaller aids which can help with everyday tasks​
  • information about safer methods of independently doing things such as showering, dressing and meal preparation​
  • teaching simple ways to relax and conserve energy.

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Physiotherapy

In-home physiotherapy treatments offered by Anglicare Southern Queensland help clients retain, or regain, movement and physical independence with a comfortable and caring program. Treatments offered include:​​

  • pain management and education​
  • recommendation of walking aids​
  • balance re-training and falls prevention education​
  • programs to assist with post injury or surgery recovery, such as hip replacement, stroke and cardio-respiratory assistance to improve walking endurance​
  • exercise programs, delivered individually in-home, or locally in groups.
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Podiatry

Foot health is essential to keeping active, motivated and capable of living a normal life in the community. Our podiatrists can provide services in the comfort of your own home, such as:​​

  • skin and nail care, including ingrown nails
  • treatment of corns, warts, calluses
  • treatment of foot injuries and infections
  • prescription of orthotics or specialised shoes.

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Dietetics

Anglicare dietitians assess individual nutritional needs, develop personalised eating plans to address any food intolerances or allergies, assist in understanding nutritional facts and make food texture recommendations. ​

We can assist with planning menus which are appropriate for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes or people recovering from an illness or surgery.

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Additional home care services to support your independence 

Anglicare Southern Queensland can also help you with other services that promote and can maintain your general health, wellbeing and independence. These include: 

Domestic assistance

Personal care

Home maintenance and modifications

Day respite care

Exercise classes and lifestyle groups

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Trusted to be there.

Anglicare Southern Queensland is proud to have, again, been recognised for our commitment to quality care and the wellbeing of our aged care clients

Aged care and Retirement Villages Winner

How to access nursing and allied health services​

Government funding is available for most services via the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Package (HCP). Alternatively, we can provide services under a fee-for-service arrangement.​

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