wellness centres

Wellness Centres

Wellness Centres

Rehabilitation and improving mobility

As people age, they often experience physical and emotional effects resulting from illness, injury or loss of ability. In our Opal HealthCare Wellness Centres, we promote reablement, rehabilitation and restoration through improving mobility. Our goal is to improve quality of life, emotional and physical wellbeing, and promote independence.

Our Wellness Centres focus on the long-term health and happiness of our elders. We partner with experienced physiotherapists who provide personalised programs that deliver real results, improving the quality of life of people with complex neurological, cardiac, metabolic and orthopaedic conditions.

Wellness Centre programs

Our personalised approach takes into account each person’s individual goals, preferences, and choices. A Wellness program begins with a comprehensive consultation to assess individual health issues and concerns. Based on this, an individual treatment plan is developed including exercise classes and rehabilitation sessions.

Every month, a physiotherapist consultation reassesses progress and the treatment plan is amended as needed.

Each exercise program includes small group classes led by a physiotherapist in a fun, safe and relaxed environment. Access is available to a fully equipped gym, during supervised hours.

Allied health partners at our Wellness Centres

We partner with Concentric Rehabilitation and Healthcare Australia who both have expert teams that help residents achieve improved mobility, independence and overall wellbeing.

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Commonly asked questions about Wellness Centres

  • Our Wellness Centres are dedicated spaces fitted out with specialist exercise equipment within many of our Care Communities where we partner with experienced physiotherapists and provide personalised programs that deliver real results, improving the quality of life of people with complex neurological, cardiac, metabolic and orthopaedic conditions.

    We promote reablement, rehabilitation and restoration through improving mobility. Our goal is to improve quality of life, emotional and physical wellbeing, and promote independence.

  • Wellness programs help residents maintain or improve mobility.  As we get older certain things happen to our bodies. Medical research shows that as a result of reduced physical activity we lose bone density, muscle strength and our joints begin to stiffen which is why exercise is so important.

    It has been proven that the physio-lead exercise program that our Wellness Centres offer have been able to reduce the rate at which this decline is experienced. In a recent study of residents who participated in our wellness programs; it was seen that 55% of residents improved their walking speed and that after six months of the program, residents’ mobility levels had been maintained, demonstrating the lasting effects that the Wellness Centre can have on our residents’ lives.

  • The Wellness Centre can provide meaning and purpose to our residents as it is a goal oriented program whereby residents and the Allied Health Professionals set specific goals and work to achieve them. The result is an environment that creates self fulfilment, happiness and motivation along with the physical and psychological benefits of being less reliant on others.

    The majority of participants have also reported that their confidence has also grown due to the Wellness Centre program. The longer we can encourage our residents to remain physically active, the longer they will benefit from an independent lifestyle.

  • As well as the many physical benefits that can be achieved through our wellness programs, one of the most important outcomes is an improvement in wellbeing through socialising and connecting with others.

    The Wellness Centre environment is designed to promote a friendly and fun atmosphere, where residents can socialise with one another while engaging in their own program. Care Communities with direct external access to the Wellness Centre can act as a social hub with intergenerational mingling from members of the community, all working together to achieve their restorative goals.

  • Yes. A major benefit of having our Allied Health team based on site within our Care Community, is that they become fully integrated into the care home team who look after the residents.

    This means there is constant and open communication between the two teams in regards to our residents’ preferences, medical history, etc which is very difficult to achieve with an offsite physiotherapist. This approach to wellbeing further supports our residents to be able to live their best life in our care.

    In addition, our custom-designed Wellness Centres’ are fitted out with specialist equipment for our residents to use anytime the centre is open making it easy for them to regularly exercise being guided the Allied Health professionals.

  • Yes. In a traditional arrangement where physiotherapists are visited off-site, a relative would need to pick up and drop off or arrange transport for our resident. This can be time consuming and in many cases becomes the focus of their visit rather than spending quality time together.

    However as the Care Community team manage all appointments and transfers for the Wellness Centre, visits from loved ones can be meaningful, connective and more relaxed. Furthermore, outings with relatives can be purely about having fun, visiting friends and family and enjoying each other’s company rather than attending appointments. This all adds to our residents’ wellbeing and overall quality of life.

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