2020 flu vaccinations

The Australian Government has declared that from 1 May 2020, you must receive your annual influenza (flu) vaccination to visit or work in an aged care facility.

As our day therapy centre is located within Eldercare's Acacia Court residential aged care facility, all day therapy clients will be required to produce evidence of their 2020 seasonal influenza vaccination or proof of medical exemption before being allowed entry.

Visit the state government COVID-19 website to read more about visiting
residential care facilities.

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The benefits of day therapy

Are you:

  • living with a chronic health problem?
  • finding it harder to manage everyday activities?
  • feeling like you are less able, less fit or less mobile?

Eldercare’s Day Therapy Centre at Acacia Court in Hendon can help.

Improve and maintain your wellbeing, independence, function and social connections with our affordable and effective allied health services.

Why choose Eldercare

Our Day Therapy Centre offers tailored support so you can get the help and encouragement you need to achieve optimal wellbeing and independence.

We provide a wide range of individual and group allied health services to improve and maintain your lifestyle.

We will work together to develop an individualised treatment plan that is right for you.

Our allied health services

  • Physiotherapy – To improve and maintain functional balance, strength and flexibility.
  • Occupational Therapy – To help you maintain the activities and roles that are important to you through treatment and advice.
  • Podiatry – To maintain general foot health through foot, nail and diabetic care including footwear advice.
  • Speech Pathology – To assist with problems relating to speech, communication and swallowing.

You can be confident your health and wellbeing is in safe hands with all services and treatments delivered by Eldercare's highly qualified and dedicated Day Therapy Centre team.

Your eligibility

Eldercare’s Day Therapy Centre services are provided and subsidised through the Federal Government's Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

You may be entitled to access our services if you’re aged 65 and over.

If you're an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you can access services if you are aged 50 years and over.

Contact My Aged Care to find out if you are eligible:

Phone: 1800 200 422
Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au 

Your support needs will be assessed by the My Aged Care team.

You can nominate Eldercare’s Day Therapy Centre at Acacia Court as your preferred provider if you choose.

Day therapy costs explained

Commonwealth Home Support Program services are subsidised. This means you pay reduced fees to help make your support plan more affordable.

Some services can also be provided to clients on Home Care Packages, GP Care Plans and Chronic Disease Management Plans.

You also have the option to pay for services privately.

Please contact Eldercare's Day Therapy Centre to discuss costs and payment options.

Your aged care rights

Eldercare is committed to ensuring that you and your representative understand your rights in relation to the care you receive.

These rights are outlined in the Australian Government’s Charter of Aged Care Rights and they apply when you start receiving services including those provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program e.g. day therapy.

Our responsibility to uphold the Aged Care Quality Standards

Eldercare’s day therapy services are accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission who conduct regular unannounced visits.

Eldercare must demonstrate that it meets all eight Standards in order to continue to receive funding from the Australian Government.

Like to know more?

Contact us to discuss your day therapy needs:

Telephone: (08) 8243 1844
Email: daytherapy.acc@eldercare.net.au
Address: Eldercare Acacia Court, 81 Tapleys Hill Road, Hendon SA 5014


Acknowledgement and Disclaimer

Eldercare's Day Therapy Centre is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Although funding for these Commonwealth Home Support Programme services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.