Community Rehabilitation Program

“Rehabilitation is a process which enables people to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social performance. Rehabilitation gives people the tools they need to reach their independence…” (WHO, 2015).

The role of Community Rehabilitation Programs is to optimise a person’s functional ability and independence.

Community Rehabilitation offers short term goal directed rehabilitation of approximately 6-8 weeks, aimed at improving client’s function and independence following a change in function due to recent acute medical / health event.

This is achieved by developing a care plan based on goals that are negotiated between the client and their team (see below for team details).

Therapy can either be delivered in a group or individual setting. Clients can be seen in their own home or in one of our centres, dependent on their needs and goals.

Eligability Criteria

  • Resides in Eastern Health catchment.
  • Medically stable.
  • Requires short term goal directed subacute rehabilitation, usually 6-8 weeks.
  • Has a change in function / activity limitation due to recent acute medical / health event.
  • Clients are required to have functional rehabilitation goals
  • Client consents to participate.
  • Adults over 18 years.

Referral

Doctor or allied health referral preferred, however self-referral accepted

Cost

There is a cost for our service, which we will explain to you when we call to discuss your treatment plan.

We understand that covering the cost of health can be hard, even if you received the service in a public hospital. If you are worried that you may not be able to pay, please contact the Patient Accounts team to talk through your situation.

Our team

We have an interdisciplinary team made up of the following disciplines who work together with the client to deliver a person centred care-plan and goals.

  • Rehabilitation physician
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Dietetics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Allied Health Assistants

Frequently Asked Questions

Angliss Hospital

Address

Talaskia Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully Vic 3156

Contact

P Ambulatory Access Unit PH: 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Angliss Hospital car parking and public transport information

Peter James Centre

Address
Mahoneys Road Burwood East Vic 3131
Contact

P Ambulatory Access Unit PH: 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Saturday 8.30am – 5pm

Peter James Centre car parking and public transport information

Wantirna Health

Address
251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna Vic 3152
Contact

P Ambulatory Access Unit PH: 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm. Patients are able to access Saturday service located at Peter James Centre

Patients are able to access Saturday service located at Peter James Centre

Wantirna Health car parking and public transport information

Yarra Ranges Health

Address
25 Market Street, Lilydale 3140
Contact

P Ambulatory Access Unit PH: 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Yarra Ranges Health car parking and public transport information